Jessica and Ant Update..
‘Heaven To Earth’
It has been an extraordinary adventure so far. Under the microscope, the Castle stone reveals a whole landscape in itself, its cracks and crevasses inviting a deeper view. I’ve also been getting up close and personal with insects and some interesting plant life forms. The higher the magnification, the more intimate and alien this world becomes, as I discover things I’ve not seen before. It’s an intriguing and curious world in the miniature and microscopic land. It can appear simultaneously beautiful and sinister, intricate and abstract, colourful and stark. I am unable to predict the effect such imagery will have when enlarged onto the side of the Castle, but I hope it will amaze, bewilder and maybe even scare those who watch.
It is the fact that castles have endured time that really draws me to them. For this project, modern technology has enabled me to compose using the castle itself as both an instrument and performance environment. The rooms within the castle walls and their acoustic character have through the years paid host to many sounds, music, people’s lives and deaths. The sound of a room’s reverberation is defined by the structure of the building itself and its microscopic make up. This, in turn, defines the sound of what I am creating. Only now in our life times have we the ability to see and hear things like this.