Lakes Alive 2018 announces new commissioning opportunity for artists
We are opening the door to the weird, wonderful and enchanting...
8 to 10 September 2017
Friday 6pm-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-10pm
Abbot Hall Park, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL
This piece is located at Riverside Walk which is accessible to wheelchair users. Parking is close by.
The voices and sounds of Cumbria. A unique sound installation by Dan Fox inspired by the landscape, featuring the people of South Lakes.
Venture along the bank as they whisper words and sounds that are familiar yet eerily unusual.
Cymbria is a multi-channel sound installation. During the summer of 2017 Dan recorded local people talking about their relationship with the Cumbrian landscape. Gardeners, runners, sailors, farmers, coppice workers, young and old.
Their voices are played back through unique cymbal speakers hanging from 12 Victorian style lamp posts . The resonance of the metal cymbals adds an ethereal effect to voices.
Additional environmental and nature sounds recorded by the artist around Cumbria add an underscore to the piece.
At night LED’s uplight the cymbals adding waves of colour synchronised to the voices.
Dan Fox would like to thank:
Heron Hill Primary School
UVHS Orienteering club
Lakes Horticultural Society