a collaborative sound-led installation with performance, following the soundshapeshiftings of raw wood to handcrafted Baroque cello


The making process was followed and recorded in sound and image, intentionally giving the discarded, the underheard, the nevernoticed a central role in an installation where the cello is presented surrounded by aspects of its own making.

Controlled movements of the luthier produced sounds. Equally complex movements of the musician enable the instrument to 'speak'. Piles of shavings become a meditative display of intricate and unique sculptures. Moving image and sound are separated, stillnesses and silences become highlighted. All aspects portray the interlinking, overlapping, continual fluxes of Past, Present and Future, centred on one musical instrument.

Funding awarded for initial development from Arts Council England