• LaganMeadows-Nov2011
  • LaganMeadows-May2012

Phragmites australis
2012
Installation composed by a text and a 10” sound composition.

The project was undertaken at the Lagan Meadows Nature Reserve in Belfast from November 2011 to May 2012.

A specific place at the beginning of the towpath was mapped with sound using the wind as a vehicle and the reed as matter to explore aural textures. The recordings were made with contact microphones.

Depending on the wind intensity and movement patterns, the bamboo would sway differently creating distinctive sonic textures. A library of sounds was constructed to then work as ground material for the composition. The library grew while the cycle evolved. Each time the matter changed, whether with the rain or the tides, the sound would change.