Alive Alive O!

Jul 21, 2023 | 0 comments

In July I was honoured to take part in Lucy Neal’s scratch performance/pre-enactment Ring of Truth at Timber Festival as part of our work with MEMBRA, the future of UK Treescapes. Here the 200+ year old Feanedock Oak Tree was represented by barrister Paul Powseland in a future court case against the government of the day with the case for the tree being made by the MEMBRA scientists. In July we received funding from University of Exeter Public Engagement fund to support Alive Alive O! a further collaboration with Emma Welton, composer, Sarah Owen, singer and Sophie Nedelec, biaccoustician around sing the blue mussels.  This project also included Martin Syvret, aquaculturist and Jason Ingham, inshore fisherman. Over 40 participants around the Exe estuary took part in singing and swimming workshops leading to a performance ritual at the end of July in Pirate’s Cove, Exmouth exploring underwater accoustics, human voice, ritual and history and future of blue mussels in the Exe.


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