Call for Musicians

The Apple Tree Orchestra has been invited to the Cultivation Field Exhibition at Reading University in June this year. Very very exciting but I now need an ensemble to interpret and perform the score.

Preferably 5-10 musicians, strings, woodwind and flute. Three rehearsals should do it and then a recorded performance in a very old walled orchard. There might be some more performances later in the year but they’re not confirmed yet.

So any local musicians interested in a collaborative interpretation of music written by trees then you know where to come.

And for everyone else watch this space for the recorded performance.

Cultivation Field Symposium

I should really reflect on my experience from the Cultivation Field Symposium in September hosted at Reading Uni by Kate Corder.

I’ve been meaning to for ages but term time got in the way and pushed all thoughts of the event to the back of my mind. Where they’ve been fermenting ever since. Good job too, I’m going to be talking about the apples next week in a symposium at UCFalmouth about sustainability and art, it’s taken three months of thought fermentation to start reflecting on what the appletreeorchestra is actually about. What it comments on and how it does it.

I was mightily impressed with from the Cultivation field, as a vehicle of inquiry, as a prototype, even as a type of microscope probing the problem of sustainability. I’m starting to think of the music as a form of data analysis, so through the music I should be able to make my conclusions.