Pleasure Garden

Genevieve Lacey concept, co-composer
Jan Bang co-composer
Jim Atkins audio design
Robin Fox interactive system design
Pete Brundle digital design
Sera Davies, Mika Nishimura, Angus Kemp filmmakers
Stephen Goddard graphic design
Martel Ollerenshaw international producer

In Pleasure Garden, music and environmental sounds combine to create a listening garden – a gently interactive instrument.

Elegant audio design transforms the garden into a place of musical play, of repose and delight. Visitors are invited into the music and natural architecture, to play the garden, to stroll or recline with friends and strangers. The garden responds to movement – different layers of the composition move subtly across the space as you explore it, or sit a while and listen.

Inspired by the story and music of the 17th-century musician, composer, improviser and nobleman Jacob van Eyck, Pleasure Garden combines excerpts from his work, set within newly-composed music by Genevieve Lacey and Jan Bang, in collaboration with Jim Atkins, Robin Fox, Pete Brundle, Sera Davies and Stephen Goddard.

Pleasure Garden is contemplative. It’s a place of delicate sounds, inviting visitors to move slowly, listen deeply, amble, picnic, rest and play in its subtle world.

Visit the Pleasure Garden website here.

Read the Broadsheet review here. 

Lambley Garden, photo Genevieve Lacey

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