Birds and Traces

Parallel Lives: Maja Ratkje & Kathy Hinde from The Wire Magazine on Vimeo.

Exclusive footage of Maja Ratkje and Kathy Hinde’s collaborative work, Birds and Traces. The composition was created during a week long residency at Aldeburgh Music as part of Faster Than Sound, a series of residencies set up to promote crossover between classical composers and artists working with electronic media. Inspired by the themes of bird migration, the season of Spring and climate change, Birds and Traces involved school children local to the Snape area reinterpreting Norwegian songs about birds and Spring along with making origami birds and mapping out migration routes.

Alongside the resulting performance, the artists created three installations which included research materials produced during their residency and a multimedia film sculpture.

The performance featured Norwegian accordionist Frode Haltli. Parallel Voices was curated by The Wire.

The work has later been performed as a concert piece with robotic elements and video, featuring composers/performers Maja S. K. Ratkje and Frode Haltli together with Kathy Hinde – visuals/installations/performer.

Link to work in works archive.

More pictures from putting up and performing Birds and Traces at Snape Maltings:

Images © Bruce Atherton/Jana Chiellino 2010

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