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Vocal Migrations, Kathy Hinde

For our autumn 2012 commission we worked with audio visual artist Kathy Hinde, developing a new work with local singers that combined live singing with electronically altered voices. The piece was inspired by how bats ‘echo-locate’ using sound to ‘see’ their surroundings. In collaboration with technologists, Kathy has created a new handheld device that uses

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Tea and a Walk in a (Small) Field, Kezia Ruth

Our winter 2012 mini commission was won by Kezia Ruth and Ground Floor Coffee. Inspired by the Duchess of Bedford, inventor of afternoon tea, Kezia created Bedford’s largest cake, the centre piece of a ‘tea and a walk in a (small) field’ event at our February 2013 Almanac Festival. A mail art project and cake

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Almanac Festival

  A weekend of art made in Bedford. Magical night time light projections, animated discussions and pop up cinema of films made in Bedford. Become a walking musical instrument in an interactive sound installation, or drink tea, take a walk and find out more about how afternoon tea started in Bedfordshire. Hear the Concerto Magnificent,

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Performing Collaboration

  On a Sunday in October I spent an enchanted afternoon at Tate Modern enjoying the very last day of the Tino Sehgal commission for the Turbine Hall. This piece has been promoted as the first ‘performance’ to be commissioned for this dramatic space. But for me it was considerably more than performance. It was

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