Monthly Archives: October 2016

Combustion

‘Combustion’ by Bobby Bird‘ 2009, made from recording a household Jøtul woodburning stove.  If a domestic sized burner can sound like this, what might a 28ft long Cornish Boiler, used to heat up a Bolton & Watt beam engine sound like ?

This track was created as part of Birmingham Sound Matter  a project curated by Francisco Lopez and AVA/Modulate in 2009. Is is included on the Birmingham Sound Matter CD compilation released on Audiobulb: www.audiobulb.com/albums/AB023/AB023.htm.

Watt’s Orbit Workshop

Students at South & City College got a chance yesterday to hear a preview of Bobby Birds  Watt’s Orbit installation / performance,  set up in the College Auditorium, followed by  Q&A session. The day was presented by Nils Edstrom,  lecturer in Creative Live Sound at the college, as part of an Art in Music module.
The premier of Watt’s Orbit will take place at St Mary’s Church Handsworth on 29/10/2016

Photos by Joseph Potts

A really magical lantern parade, after everyones hard work in creating the lanterns over the previous two weekends. A beautiful evening with the full moon out as we paraded around the lake. Special thanks to The Young Folksters, and  Spicy and the Spirit Drummers for providing the music.

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