Sound art performance and installation
y Gaer, Brecon
12th November 2021
17.00 – 18.15
You are warmly invited to join Matt Cook to a performance and presentation of his new sound work Brecon Sound Forage on Friday 12 th November at 17.00 at y Gaer, Glamorgan Street, Brecon.
Artscape artist-in-residence Matt Cook has developed Brecon Sound Forage through a series of interactions with ornithologist Andrew King; the Biodiversity Information Service for Powys and local green wood-workers, in response to the Island Fields site in Brecon.
Climate Change in Brecknockshire results in irregular storms and significant increases in rainfall. A series of field recordings gathered throughout Autumn 2021, this work celebrates, archives and critiques the biodiversity of Brecon’s Island Fields, a flood plain situated between the River Usk and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal on the edge of the town.
The whole ecosystem here is at risk due to increased flooding at times of the year when the nature here is vulnerable. The Island Fields is a space well loved by the local community for walking, playing, swimming and the enjoyment of the natural world. More stories