2010: Stockbridge Meadows

A community-based sound performance which took place in Stockbridge Meadows nature reserve, Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, as part of a year-long project led by Jo Chapman. The score was performed by myself and three local musicians/actors on Sunday 21st November 2010. As the parts were performed, I scrolled the score upwards revealing the text through the caravan door.

Migrations: a score based on Stockbridge Meadow’s visiting birds

Part 1:

Everyone reads list as a round, starting after the person before you has said “Buzzard”

Black-headed gull
Blackbird
Bluetit
Buzzard
Chaffinch
Chiffchaff
Collared dove
Crow
Dunnock
Goldcrest
Great spotted woodpecker
Great tit
Green woodpecker
Greenfinch
Jackdaw
Jay
Kingfisher
Long-tailed tit
Magpie
Mallard
Mistle thrush
Moorhen
Pheasant
Robin
Rook
Song thrush
Swift
Wood pigeon
Wren

Part 2:

Group 1 read full bird name

Group 2 slowly read letters whilst Holly plays notes

B A C E A D E D G
B A C B D
B E
B A D
C A F F C
C F F C A F F
C A E D D E
C
D C
G D C E
G E A E D D E C E
G E A
G E E D E C E
G E E F C
A C D A
A
G F E
G A E D
A G E
A A D
E
E
E A A
B
(silence)
G
F
D G E
E

Part 3:

Pre-recorded musical composition of the above notes.

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