with a more focused conversation time between 17.30-18.30,
at which time we may restrict access to the space.
Set up ambisonically with sound artist Dan Scott, Conference (after Attar) develops into a cycle of sounds and local languages, including migratory songbirds captured on their return to Kent this spring. It also features a vocal composition for soprano Peyee Chen, written for Bergvall by renowned British composer Gavin Bryars based on medieval tonalities here reprised spatially.
This performance by acclaimed writer and artist Caroline Bergvall, winner of the Centre Pompidou’s prestigious Prix Litteraire Bernard Heidsieck Prix, is the first stage of a two year partnership between Whitstable Biennale and Bergvall’s major international project Sonic Atlas.
Gavin Bryars’ composition was originally written for Bergvall’s 2016 work, Ragadawn.