The Sound Of The Wind In The Trees
3 Aug 2013
Roundhouse Studio, Camden, London
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Described as a cross between the Elysian Quartet and ”possessed Bronté sisters teasing an unsuspecting dinner party” (Foxy Digitalis), Collectress are an all-female multi-instrumental quartet who specialise in site-specific and responsive performance. Their ethos, aesthetic and approach are inspired and informed by the practices which complement their lives as performers: visual art, video, dance, and interactive and generative software.
Collectress have been commissioned by award-winning artist-film maker Simon Wilkinson (Circa69) to collaborate on a live score for The Sound of the Wind in the Trees (SOWITT), a live, modular, expanded cinema performance. SOWITT is a meditation on our place in the universe, carried out through filmed interviews with older people about how they make sense of our common human predicament: that we are standing on a ball which is floating through space and we don’t know why.
The Sound Of The Wind In The Trees has been designed to evolve as it tours, incorporating new video sequences and interviews in each resident city. This version features contributions from Melbourne, Victoria, Canada, New York, Adelaide, London and across the UK.