Published: 12 June 2012 at 16:23
Free Anglia Ruskin art event will provide soundtrack to the streets of Cambridge
A pedestrian symphony will tour the streets of Cambridge each evening from 18-23 June as part of a new public art project at Anglia Ruskin University.
The free art installation, titled Of Sleeping Birds, invites members of the public to collect a handcrafted wooden speaker box from a secret location in Cambridge, and then embark on a twilight journey as the box becomes a player in a moving orchestra.
The composition is split up so each speaker carried by an audience member plays a different part of the ensemble, for example one might play the violin part, another the voice or horn section. The speakers contain GPS technology to make sure that each part of the score corresponds to the right part of the city.
Artist Duncan Speakman of the Circumstance collective (http://productofcircumstance.com) said:
Of Sleeping Birds, beginning at 8.30pm each evening from 18-23 June, is part of the VISUALISE programme, which involves a range of contemporary artists working with Anglia Ruskin to create exciting temporary public art projects, exhibitions, workshops and events across Cambridge.VISUALISE, which is embracing Anglia Ruskin’s areas of excellence in fine art, media and digital technologies, is being project managed by Futurecity and delivered in collaboration with Cambridge City Council. For further information, visit www.visualisecambridge.org