About night gale - *Strong Language
nightingales move across europe, africa and asia to sing hard-won songs from woodlands. woodlands are now managed. yet there is always is new growth. during our worst sectioning we could only cope with watching trees yet had to deal with insanities of staff surrounded by torn books and press headlies - no word-salad but ward-salad. eventually escaping to sit on a rock in middle of river tees (above middleton-in-tees), watch milky way and sing our version of fiddle and drum (a joni mitchell song we knew only from cassette of june tabor in the eighties). narratives fucked, new songs are needed
In night gale gobscure presents us with 30 stunning images which are pages torn from an old northern gardening book from 30's overlayered with brush strokes and short poems and a bespoke audio soundscape to accompany the images. There is a transcript of the soundscape, which is a mix of natural and processed sound, birds, park, sirens, and spoken voice. There is also generalised visual exhibition description available when you click through to the slide show.
Features strong language, examples psychiatric abuse, references to sexual harrassment. The audio soundscape may not be suitable for people who experience sensory overload, are neurodivergent or people for whom repetitive and abstract sounds can create discomfort or barriers to access.
To go to the night gale slide show of 30 images and accompanying soundscape / transcript, please click on the image below
joey (play) was new wolsey theatre testing ground commission produced in association with greyscale. 2019 society of authors award for waters of life (poem length of afon wysyg (river usk) with welsh poppies, the site of britains last insurrection to date and widened horizons). francis chagrin award from sound & music / sage gateshead summer studio residency 2019 developing ships-ov-fool. rose carved in rain forthcoming solo exhibition, newbridge project gateshead. forthcoming solo show provoked to madness by the brutality of wealth developed as part of BOOST : the Third Angel Mentoring Scheme 2019 in association with Sheffield Theatres