A world premiere of the VISUALISE public art commission by artists circumstance
What: FREE evening musical walks through Cambridge streets
When: Every evening (8.30pm) from Monday June 18th – Saturday June 23rd 2012
Where: Meeting point: Secret city centre location sent to you when you book your place.
‘Of Sleeping Birds’ is a brand new public art project by artists circumstance. After dark from June 18-23 the streets of Cambridge will be filled with glistening and delicate strands of music as a mobile symphony crosses the city. ‘Of Sleeping Birds’ invites you to pick up a hand crafted wooden speaker box from a secret location in Cambridge, then take a twilight journey as the box in your hand becomes one player in a walking orchestra, harmonising with those being carried by others in your group as you walk.
You don’t need special skills, equipment or gadgets of your own to take part, just book as many places as you want HERE and turn up at the location emailed to you.
V I S U A L I S E commissioned circumstance to develop a new project in response to a brief to engage Cambridge and its residents in new ways of experiencing the city. ‘Of Sleeping Birds’ is in essence a performance, one which invites you, the public, to participate in a guided audio sculpture/soundscape through the city. It;s free of charge and family friendly.
‘Of Sleeping Birds’ will take place at dusk every evening between June 18 – 23 2012.
Circumstance create cinematic experiences in unexpected locations. These experiences take many forms, from mass participation performances and intimate in-ear stories, to books, installations and workshops. Using both emergent and commonplace technology, they make films without cameras, creating alternate worlds and poetic layers in the everyday.
Circumstance is an international artists collective. They draw on our backgrounds in contemporary performance, theatre, interactive design, music composition, wearable electronics, locative and pervasive media. They have produced critically acclaimed performances across the world including Amsterdam, Budapest, Japan and around the UK.