2016 | 60’
A performance project in collaboration with Nic Green
Supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Arts Admin, Glasgow City Council and Senate Chancellery for Culture, Berlin.
TURN was a performance project created especially for the Govan Dry Docks in Glasgow, UK. Across three significant evenings in the September lunar calendar, a composition for bells and voice rang out from the Docks, as the low tide turned.
Bringing together radio-broadcast speech, a bespoke choir and a series of hand-cast bells made in and with the people of Govan, TURN was a unique performance of people, place and acoustic instrumentation.
The TURN project drew a number of ‘circles’ in its creation. It paid attention to the macro-cycles of moon and tide, and the project itself was structured around and consciously integrated into these systems. Within this we drew geographical circles in and around Govan, with the creation of hand bells, as well as presenting the stories of local life cycles and change, through the voices of women celebrating their birthdays.