Sound Horn at Barwhillanty

As part of the upcoming installation of Sound Horn at Barwhillanty Estate near Parton as part of the Catstrand’s summer programme, I was invited to make a new piece of sound for the installation inspired by the site. I was also fortunate enough to be joined for a peaceful afternoon of recording and sound making by the very talented and generous Sarah Jane Scouten and Lucy Smith. Lucy is the Catstrand’s new youth arts co-ordinator, and Sarah Jane a Canadian folk and country musician.

Both brought various instruments and me a box of zoom mics, and a dreamy afternoon was spent recording and responding to the space where the work is due to be sited later this month. The final edits are drifting through the studio, and will be shared as part of the upcoming installation alongside the other sound pieces previously created for the work when it has been shared at other locations.

If you’d like to come and visit it for yourself, the work will be open to the public from the 24th to the 28th August 2021, however you do need to purchase tickets for this, full details available on the Catstrand website. I’ll be on site most of the time, and giving an information introduction and talk about the work daily at 2pm. Full details on how to book available here:

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