Sound Horn: Sonica 2019

This weekend was incredibly special. The reality of moving from a project in the planning for over a year, to being present in the centre of it was an amazing moment.

Over the course of three days, we were visited by over 350 people, including dog walkers, childrens groups out to play in the maze, tourists, families and curious folk and art festival enthusiasts. It was a joy and a pleasure to speak with everyone who stopped to chat and to share my work in such an interesting and publicly loved space.

My wonderful pal Kirstin McEwan, and photographer extraordinaire brought her camera and took some beautiful images for me. Thanks Kirstin!

I am so grateful to all of my wonderful friends and family who made the trip to Glasgow, or out to Pollok Park to share with me. So much gratitude to the Cryptic Glasgow team for supporting the work, finding a beautiful location and making the process easy and welcoming. Thanks to all the staff and volunteers at the House for being so accommodating. Special thanks to my wonderful volunteers, to Tanja, Ollie and Rosie for spending so much time with me in the park, and to Michael for being my reliable stand-in volunteer in all weathers.

Sound Horn is an immersive sculptural and sound installation, exploring the effect of a created soundscape on our experience of place. The work is a meditation on the audible place, an invitation to explore, settle, absorb. For each installation of the horns, the work seeks to re-imagine the space it inhabits, considering the existing sounds in our everyday spaces.

The work was developed with the support of Cryptic Glasgow, for their biannual Sonica festival, ‘sonic art for the visually minded’. Sound Horn ran for three days, 1-3 November in the Parterre Gardens of Pollok House.

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