RHYTHM STUDIES: SYLVAN SOUNDS – INSTRUMENT MAKING WORKSHOP WITH SOUND WALK
Rhythm Studies is a series of sound and listening walks and activities that explore cosmic rhythms, cycles and spectra through vibrational signifiers, encouraging individual and communal sensings of, and attunements with, manifold worlds.
After a sound and listening walk within Epping Forest, designed to attune attendees to the cadences of the forest, we will spend time sitting, listening and creating musical instruments that mimic, reference, enhance or take influence from the sounds around us.
From instruments of pitch and tone, to other gauges of time, space and mood, participants will explore the musicality of plant matter, stones and found ceramics, whilst inspired by the weather, birds and insects, living and singing nearby.
We recommend you wear a sturdy pair of shoes and clothing relevant to the weather/environment, and bring drinking water and snacks. You may also wish to bring gloves and/or hand sanitiser as we will be handling a variety of forest materials. Items such as leaves, twigs, cones, seeds, stones, old bottles and clay sherds will be gleaned from the forest floor, whilst other materials such as twine, stalks, (nut) shells, stones and bark will be brought to the site for shared use. NB, Cafes and facilities are available by the station..
Attendees will be emailed before the event with details and an exact location for meeting up.
The project has been made possible with support from the Arts Council England, and the sound art community.
Image: Company of Enthusiasts. Used with permission.