I’m working on a small project in january and february with composer Emma Welton and vocalist Sarah Owen. The Exe estuary is winter home to a huge number of migratory birds – some of whom are critically endangered. The Estuary gets its protected status from these seasonal visitors. We are immersing ourselves in the remarkable life of the estuary spending time listening, singing and sounding with and around the estuary at different times of day and night and exploring estuary habitats (reeds, tideline, mud flats).
In February we are inviting the wider community to rehearse and perform the pieces as well as creating an open source recordings with written text description as background to the pieces. Overwintering has been funded by Creative East Devon Fund