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Archive for December, 2011

writers/performers

notes from meeting with David Overend:

Phil Smith (Wrights and Sites)

Dee Heddon – feminist perspective, 40 walks blogstrange behaviour

David Leddy – audio tour in botanic gardens

Tim Crouch – England staged in Fruitmarket Gallery

Melanie Wilson, writer, performer also part of Everyday Moments.  Did a walk/tour as performance with David

Kieran Hurley – writer, performer. tour of Glasgow uni

Rob Drummond, writer, performer

Nic Green, participatory work

Graeme Miller, Linked – sound piece

 

 

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Susurrus

Susurrus by David Leddy is a play without actors, without a stage and with only one person in the audience. You.

Susurrus is part radio play, part avant-garde sonic art, part lesson in bird dissection but essentially, a glorious stroll in the park.

Our listener hears snippets about opera, memorial benches and botany which fit together into a mournful and poignant story of love.

“a sensual reinterpretation of A Midsummer Nights’ Dream with a contemporary edge” (The List).

Audiences follow a map around an exquisite botanic garden as they listen to the piece on MP3 player and headphones.

Susurrus was first presented to great acclaim and sell-out audiences at Glasgow’s botanic gardens in 2006. It was later mentioned by both The Guardian and The Scotsman as one of their top arts events of the year.

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