Ron Geesin Blackbird Quadralogue
Ron Geesin’s Blackbird Quadralogue is a new co-commission by Locus+ and the De La Warr Pavilion. Drawing together the calls of four Blackbirds as they move through one year, Blackbird Quadralogue is an octophonic sound composition that interrogates notions of territories and belonging and those of the individual vs the collective. Consisting of eight speakers, Blackbird Quadralogue has been developed to create a dynamic sensory experience.Read More...
We designed the publication which provides documentation for the project and accompanies the installation. The publication presents a comparative text by the ornithologist Peter Holden, providing reference between science and art and an enlightening juxtaposition for the work. The publication was designed as a map folded, eight page leaflet – with 4 panels each side – to represent each of the eight speakers and four blackbirds respectively. It was printed onto a dual coated paper material, the glossy black outer referencing the glossy coat of the showy singing male.
Ron Geesin is a composer, musician, producer, sound architect, writer, lecturer and collector of spanners. He is probably best known for his orchestration of Pink Floyd’s album Atom Heart Mother. Locus+ is an arts commissioning agency based in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the UK.