Katie gets 'The Call' for Spring Fling

Spring Fling 2021 presents nine days of digital and physical art and craft events when it kicks off on Saturday.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 3:54 pm
Updated Friday, 28th May 2021, 3:55 pm
The Call, is a specially-commissioned sound and sculptural installation

Among more than 60 specially selected artists and makers, from across Dumfries and Galloway, will be Katie Anderson from near Annan.

Her work, The Call, is a specially-commissioned sound and sculptural installation.

Two performers will move large, sculptural speakers and listening devices around the space, that encourage playful exploration of site and our audible landscape, whilst playing an original contemporary composition created from recordings of people singing the chorus of Scots song Ca’ the Yowes.

Katie said: “So many Scots words have lovely sounds, so even if someone doesn’t understand what they mean they are wonderful to hear.

“In this case we invited people to record themselves singing and manipulated the recordings so no longer hear the individual words, but you experience the loveliness of the sound.

“The result is something very naturalistic, with the performers calling and responding to each other – something like human birdsong.”

Live performances of The Call (supported by Creative Scotland) will take place at Mill on the Fleet this Saturday and Sunday, and Ottersburn Gallery, Dumfries, on June 5, all at 1pm.

Visitors can also hear the installation in situ at Mill on the Fleet on May 29-June 4 from 10am to 5pm.

For more details about what’s on visit www.spring-fling.co.uk.