This was the theme of an artist’s residency in Masterton, New Zealand, and continues to develop. In it i combine improvisation, recorded sounds and my own songs, exploring what it means to be human in this time when human activity is affecting our planetary systems – climate, atmosphere, landscapes, and the delicate web of life – with a force equivalent to geological changes such as plate tectonics, that normally take place over millions of years. We need to change, but what and how?
I have been inspired by the sounds of New Zealand’s birds and insects, and also the book by Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin ‘The Human Planet – How we created the Anthropocene’.
Here is the sound of wind, a few birds, and water