In an interesting twist, the two works I took to Edinburgh (One Minute Birdwatching and Hear a Pin Drop Here) have been programmed by Forest Fringe for an event in Japan. http://www.britishcouncil.org/japan-arts-forest-fr… The theme for the TPAM event is ‘Playing with Cities’, which suits the work perfectly. As both pieces are instruction-based, I’ve been acutely aware of the need for translation, and so in addition to having a live translator for my spoken pieces I will also have a pictorial instruction sheet about how to listen for pins dropping! It’s turned out like a mad IKEA self-assembly sheet. Perfect.
So ‘Harmony’ has been a little quiet recently, in preparation for the Japan trip, but it is still bubbling away. I keep seeing lovely things which I’d like to include such as Leafcutter John’s crystal-growing experiments: http://leafcutterjohn.com/?p=1518
In the meantime, I know I said I wouldn’t get distracted with other projects, but I have devised a new performance for The Minories in Colchester, which is at 8pm Friday 1st February. It’s about whalesong and space travel!