With the skies getting darker and rainfall on the horizon I’ve been fortunate to spend much of the past working month in the outdoors sunshine, and indeed the month began and closed around the theme of nature.
August began in collaboration with musician, composer, author and philosopher-naturalist David Rothenberg who plays clarinet with a band of birds and crickets and writes thoughtfully on the deep connections between humans and the natural world. I’d recommend his book ‘Why Birds Sing’ for an engaging and amusingly educational exploration of this very phenomenon, which the BBC are adapting for television broadcast and hence our collaboration, improvising around English bird song. Stay tuned for the broadcast and possible live performances later on.
Jumping forward the month closed with discussions about re-designing the sound world of the Coney Island Aquarium in New York, so let’s see where the whales and dolphins will take us all on this adventure.