A soundwalk workshop led by Luca Nasciuti will be held on Saturday 3 September 2016, Kelvingrove Museum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
A site-specific outdoor sound installation will be presented in Inversnaid on Saturday 10 September 2016 between 11am-5pm. More details to be announed soon.
The soundwalk, 3 September, is a workshop while the main project is the 2 installations in Kelvingrove & Inversnaid. The work exhibited is the result of an eight months research project with RSPB in Inversnaid & Glasgow. Luca has regularly visited the site in Loch Lomond since January where he has listened to and recorded the environment while walking on and off trails, along the loch, through the dense woodland and across some of the vast moorland.
The documentation of the changing landscape in Inversnaid has been used to develop two distinct works that reflect on the current RSPB projects. The reforestation programme carried out in the area is the result of careful and meticulous planning aiming to reintroduce a habitat that no longer exists. This is a long term plan to bring back an environment that has been dramatically changed by human settlement.
The site-specific installation devised for this area is using processed field recordings to imagine what the sonic intensity of the landscape could be in decades from now. It is an invitation for audiences to walk through the land and experience a type of noise removed from that of the adjacent areas in the reserve, but it represents the interaction of the species that will populate this habitat once the woodland will be fully grown.
The planning of a sustainable wildlife has been linked to the design of green spaces in urban environments. A green city is a sustainable city. But how urban design is shaping and directing our perception of an extended living space outside our domestic walls?
The installation in Kelvingrove Museum presents a space for listening & reflection of the many nuances of noise. The energy of the city & its disruptive unwanted sound sources are here aligned with those of the woodland in Inversnaid. It offers two different listening environments and listening modes while opening up a dialogue on the way we perceive & engage with sound in place.
Domestic. Green. is an invitation to respond to our experience of space. It is a space within a space where sounds from loudspeakers envelop that of the headphones. It is an environment where the audience is invited to engage with different types of noise.
Please be reminded that A/V equipment is being used in this work and visitors are kindly asked to refrain to touch it for safety reasons.
The work has been supported by RSPB and the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities. A special mention to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for lending the equipment and Kelvingrove Museum for hosting the work.
First published: 23 August 2016