As the UN, Nasa, Greta Thunberg, David Attenborough and Extinction Rebellion have so clearly articulated in recent months, the jig is up: if we don’t change our behaviour we can’t survive. Can art can play a part in bringing about such a shift?
At its heart is the world premiere of a composition by Chris Watson, a founder member of the 1970s industrial band Cabaret Voltaire, who became a wildlife sound recordist, collaborating with Attenborough on his Life series. The venue is the only one in Europe to be equipped with immersive L-ISA surround sound, and it turns Salmo Salar – The Three Realms, which follows the journey of migrating salmon, into a glorious, sensual rush. This is sound as sculpture: in the dark, surrounded by an audience of 500, you don’t just hear the sound of bearded seals singing and orca whales moving through forests of kelp – you experience it physically.
Read the full article here: The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish With Plants review – immersive world of salmon and sound