Thru 30 September 2012
Sound Ornaments in the Music Room transforms the varied patterns and ornamentations in the Mansion Music Room, Library, on the harpsichord and square piano into a filmic notation of sorts.
Hypnotic sequences of geometric and biomorphic forms will hover between indecipherable abstraction and a musical script. Extended close-up tracking shots of the elaborate ornaments will create a visual score, to which composer Larry Goves will create a new musical composition. Working with the expertise of Professor Jeanice Brooks from the University of Southampton, the project draws inspiration from one of Tatton’s previous residents, Elizabeth Sykes (1777-1853), and her vast collection of music.
Mereheath Dr, Knutsford, Cheshire East WA16, UK. http://www.tattonparkbiennial.org/
Tatton Park Biennial: Flights of Fancy opens to the public on 12 May and runs through the summer until 30 September, 2012. This third edition of the Biennial considers the human urge to fly, to accomplish the impossible in fragile times. Its artists are considering the impact of experimentation on delicate eco-systems, looking backward and forward for guidance, wisdom and/or humour. Their proposed results are experiments in time and space.