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Ocean Song: Sounds of the Sea launch event
Sun 12 February 2017, 17:00 – 19:00 GMT
Join us for music* and light refreshments as we unveil Ocean Song: Sounds of the Sea for the first time in public, in the setting it was created for: surrounding the 21m long Fin Whale skeleton in the stunning glass Whale Hall which serves as the new entrance foyer to the refurbished Museum of Zoology.
*We are putting together a community choir to perform at the event - if you would like to be a part of that choir you MUST be available to attend a rehearsal at the Whale Hall on Sunday 5th February, from 4pm to 6pm, the week before the launch event. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for both the rehearsal and the performance.
Ocean Song was a year-long, Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England supported project launched in November 2014. The Fin Whale skeleton has been in the Museum’s collection since 1866 and is the inspiration behind this innovative community engagement project.
The recordings collected from a series of 20 free workshops, led by community choir leader Rowena Whitehead, have been woven together by award-winning sound artist, Chris Watson to create a unique tapestry of sound. Chris is known for his work on David Attenborough’s Life series and Frozen Planet, as well as work for radio, and creating sound pieces for Museums and other cultural institutions.
Suitable for ages 8+ Children must be accompanied by an adult.