Caught by the River

Chris Watson at Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens and Gallery

Chris Watson | 23rd August 2016


Compass, a new piece by Chris Watson, is at the Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens and Gallery this bank holiday weekend, Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August, 11am until 4pm.

Press release:
Compass, premiere of new work by Chris Watson and Linda France

Compass is a brand new sound installation from world renowned wildlife recordist Chris Watson and acclaimed Northumbrian poet Linda France. Specially commissioned by Cheeseburn, and located in four different places around the grounds, visitors are invited to listen to a lightly orchestrated soundscape of birdsong, wildlife, weather and original poems – each composed to the specific setting, the time of day and the season.

Chris Watson and Linda France visited Cheeseburn frequently over one year to create this exciting new installation, where a world riven with migration and change finds a compass in the sense of soon itself, the poetry of everyday listening. Visit the Formal Garden, The Courtyard, The Potting Shed and the Stable Loft to experience Compass this August Bank Holiday weekend.

More information here.