A lovely crafting weekend , with a very busy workshop session at the Boathouse Cafe on the Saturday with Scylla and Eleanor , creating items, including bird feeders, to hang on a tree as part of National Tree Week, followed by dressing the tree on Sunday :
‘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.
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
Sound artist Bobby Bird recording the impulse response in St Mary’s Church Handsworth, in order to create a digital reverb to work with in the studio, while preparing for Watt’s Orbit
Watt’s Orbit printed flyers have arrived & have started to be distributed around the region Thanks once again to Fluke Design for great work.
A wonderful moonlit batwalk in Handsworth Park last night, led by Lucy from the RSPB. Below is a recording of of some of the bats we heard, using bat locators – the bats use echo location to hunt their pray, emiting high pitched sounds which bounce back off the moths and midges, enabling the bats to hear (rather than see) what they are hunting. The bat sounds, too high to be heard by the human ear, are made lower by the bat locator, which is what you can hear below: