Visitors will be able to discover the sounds of nature through a live outdoor musical performance.
Waveney & Blyth Arts’ new event will highlight the sounds made by animals, birds and insects native to Norfolk, with outdoor musical performances.
The Sensing Nature performances, at Thornham Walks, near Eye, will take place on Friday June 30th (5pm) and Saturday July 1st (12pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm).
Audiences will be invited to experience the woods in a new way by focusing on sounds – natural, composed and improvised – on the trail, which has been created by, and will be performed by, 30 musicians recruited from Norfolk and Suffolk – most of whom are blind or visually impaired.
The group, led by members of London-based Tactile Ensemble, hope to inspire people to become more sound aware through instrumental and vocal performances.
Thornham Woods contains a Victorian Gothic folly as well as a variety of deciduous and evergreen trees and habitats providing shelter for a range of wild animals and birds, all of which will be incorporated into the trail.
Sensing Nature is being led by composers Jackie Walduck and Adrian Lee, who jointly set up London-based Tactile, half of whose members are visually impaired.
Adrian has written music for all the UK’s main broadcasters, as well as theatre companies such as the National Theatre, and Jackie’s film score for ‘The Dress’ was premiered at the Cannes film festival.
Tactile Ensemble, which normally performs concerts in the dark and uses tactile rather than written scores, has been commissioned by Waveney & Blyth Arts to create the new compositions and lead the Sensing Nature project.
The sound trail, at Thornham Walks, a beautiful area of woodland, near Eye in Suffolk, is wheelchair accessible, with most of the trail taking place on tarmacked walkways.
Tickets are, Adults £9, Visually Impaired People £7 (guides free), W&BA Members £8, Under 18s Free
To order tickets please email [email protected] or call 07415 168806.