Live Performance of Creative Work

Pleasure Garden

G Lacey

Published : 2016

Abstract

In Pleasure Garden, music and environmental sounds wove through a landscape. Elegant audio design transformed a garden into a place of musical play, of repose and delight. Pleasure Garden was a listening garden – a gently interactive instrument. Participants were invited into the music and natural architecture, to play the garden, to stroll or recline with friends and strangers. This garden responded to the movement of visitors – different layers of the composition were triggered by their presence, and moved subtly across the space as they explored it, or sat a while and listened. Inspired by the story and music of the 17th-century musician, composer, improviser and nobleman Jacob van Eyck..

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