Guest post: 13 September 2018
Tree & Wood / Coed & Pren
Hydref 4ydd-7fed / October 4th – 7th 2018, 7.30pm.
RSPB Ynys-Hir Nature Reserve. Machynlleth
AN IMMERSIVE OUTDOOR JOURNEY INTO SOUND LIGHT AND SONG. / TAITH AWYR AGORED RYNGWEITHIOL I MEWN I SAIN. GOLAU A CHAN.
Tree and Wood is a new outdoor, immersive performance by Jony Easterby, in collaboration with singer song writers Nathaniel Mann, Emily Williams, Sound Designer Matthew Olden alongside musicians Pippa Taylor, Pete Flood and Sam Robinson.
The work encompasses physical performance, sound and light installation, and songs both old and new. Set in the forest at dusk to dark, it explores the immediate tangible experience of trees – smell, touch, sounds, using the forest as its backdrop. It invites participants of all ages to take a journey into the heart of the forest, wrapped in darkness and branches to explore our relationship over time with the trees and woods for which we depend on for our survival both past and present.
Set in the forest at the onset of darkness the audience are invited to move through the trees to find themselves exploring a montage of image sound, light and song.
Jony Easterby brings a year of research and experimentation to the development of ‘Tree and Wood’, supported by a Creative Wales Award and production grant from the Arts Council of Wales and Oxford Contemporray Music (OCM).
This research has been developed along eight historical narrative themes – Arcadia, The Cut, The Greenwood Tyrant, Strangely like War, Industrialisation, Deforestation, Return to Eden, Sylviculture.
Tickets available from: Aberystwyth Arts Centre (www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk) and Deco Shop Machynlleth (in person).