Thu 14-Sat 16 May & Thu 21-Sat 23 May
What would we hear if, on one night, we could enter into a museum of sounds – the sounds that have resonated through the site of Leigh Woods across its history? The echoes of a fire crackling through an ancient camp, or tidal rhythms above a tropical sea bed, three million years ago? Perhaps the sound of the Earth slowly turning, or the groaning of oak trees upon arctic tundra?
Following a year-long residency with the National Trust, performance artist Tom Bailey and sound artist Jez riley French invite audiences to go with them on a re-exploration of a beloved Bristol landscape, wandering with field recordings in the dark.
Nightwalk was originally commissioned by Trust New Art Bristol and MAYK as part of Bristol Mayfest 2014 for the National Trust Leigh Woods. Following a hugely popular sell out run, they are delighted to be returning to Leigh Woods as part of Luke Jerram’s Withdrawn.
If those villagers 200 years ago had a transcendental experience under the tree, ours in Bristol in May 2014 was when a view of the Suspension Bridge opened up and we stood in silence, lost in our own thoughts and the magic of this wonderful woodland on our doorstep – Bristol Culture Magazine