Tree rings will be transformed into a sonified expression of time to reveal centuries of untold stories. Giant musical strings will stretch out from the centre of the core. Reclaimed trunks will resonate and sing across the space, transforming collected data into a generative, poetic score built with each new experiment conducted over the year.
The project will use processes of mapping time through the lens of the trees, the plants, the micro organisms, the rocks, the soil, the water and the air present at Quarry Bank, to build an installation that can act as a conduit for nature to tell new stories, stories of change through time, the rapid changes wrought since the industrial revolution – and of the changes we can make now in our relationship with the living world.
The installation will play out many different types of data; sequences built from deep geological rock formations, tones uncovered from water patterns in the weir, live flight patterns vibrating across the space. The installation will grow and articulate the natural landscape outside while combining it with the hum and rumblings of the mill in abstracted networks of reverberations.