Join us for our open studio evening.
Deanna Smith’s ‘SIREN’ sculptures will be available to play. The SIRENS are unique custom instruments / sculptures build by Deanna with Joe Sallis (Newcastle University School of Arts & Cultures).
They manipulate the player’s breath into gurgles, gargles and drones. You are welcome to bring other instruments as accompaniment to the Sirens .
We have these tools
I am in my room. The walls are purple and bruised. And my cat sits on the windowsill. I point out a pigeon in
flight. She squawks. It’s gone. I rub the back of her ears. You’ll get it next time. She purrs.
A Sympathy Note
We’re driving to the doctors. My sister sits in front next to my mum. She is bored and can’t imagine. My mum starts to sing ABBA. My sister takes the chorus. On her 21st , my mum uses an ABBA lyric to wish her a happy birthday.
They all stand with their hands out. Palms faced up. Their lips move quickly. It’s silent. A toddler charges down the aisle screaming. His mother follows.