Tate Late and Dawn Chorus

This month’s Tate Late will take place on Fri 29 Nov from 18.00 to 22.00 and is free entry. Dawn Chorus will feature as part of Hackoustic, a community hacking group who combine technology and traditional instruments to explore sound. Here’s the link to the event:

In the spring term, Gawain Hewitt worked with young people from across Bethlem & Maudsley Hospital School and CLS musicians to compose music in response to CLS’s Absolute Bird concert series. All the music was recorded and these tracks were installed within three wooden bird sculptures which, when placed on three different branches in different orders, create up to 33 variations of dawn choruses. CLS premiered the installation at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in May giving audiences a chance to interact with the young people’s wonderful work at our concerts.

Here’s a short film of the piece in action: