Fort Process

It was a great pleasure to be a part of the fantastic festival Fort Process, set in the unique location of Newhaven Fort. I discovered the perfect location for Luminous Birds, along a very narrow passageway and combined it with Twittering Machines installation. The whole festival was an inspiration, with so much amazing work. Below is some documentation…

Aesthetic Art Prize Long List

I’m delighted to learn that my outdoor light and sound installation Luminous Birds has been long listed for the prestigious Aesthetica Art prize. Especially as it also won a British Composer Award for Sonic Arts in 2017. It means a lot that this piece in particular has received this recognition as it is made as a…

Tweet of the Day on BBC Radio 4

Lovely to have been given the opportunity to share some special moments of birdwatching on BBC Radio 4’s regular early morning feature ‘Tweet of the Day’. For five days, starting on Jan 15th, I relayed stories of the Common Crane, Pink footed Goose, Barnacle Goose, Knot and House Martin, working with producer Sarah Blunt at BBC Bristol.…

Birds and Traces

Collaboration with Maja S. K. Ratkje on Faster Than Sound residency, Suffolk. 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 of…

British Composer Award for Sonic Art 2017

I’m delighted to have been awarded a 2017 British Composer Award in Sonic Art for Luminous Birds. I was amongst great company, check out the other award winners here. “Luminous Birds by Kathy Hinde animates a flock of origami-style birds suspended overhead in an outdoor location. As night falls, synchronised sound and light create the sensation of…

NÉMO Biennale, Paris

Piano Migrations was been selected for the 2017 International Némo Biennale of digital art ‘Les Faits du Hasard‘ exhibition at Centquatre-Paris running from 9th December 2017 to 4th March 2018. Les Faits du Hasard, is curated around the theme of chance and serendipity. Intentional artistic accidents and poetic re-reading of a technological society perceived in the digital age are at…

For the Birds at Brighton Festival

For the Birds took flight to the Brighton Festival 2017 and invited a visiting public on a meditative and immersive journey through a secret South Downs woodland location. A self-guided journey through a wild landscape after the onset of darkness, whilst transformed by a series of up to thirty bespoke light and sound installations by Kathy Hinde, Jony…

Luminous Birds premiere

I have just returned from Kidderminster Arts Festival, installing Luminous Birds  – a new temporary light piece created for Vicar Street, Kidderminster. This piece was in response to learning about the transformations the town is currently undergoing. New town planning involves changes that will reveal the river and bring more of the natural environment into the foreground within the…

Piano Migrations at TED Global 2012

I was invited to present Piano Migrations at TED Global conference in Edinburgh 2012. I demonstrated how the piano works on the TED stage, and then set up the installation for the duration of the conference. Here is a video of the presentation and a write up on the TED blog here.  

Sonatas, Pianos, Machines & Interludes

“An intensely watchable show” The WIRE Curated by leading contemporary pianist, Sarah Nicolls, Sonatas, Pianos, Machines and Interludes is a night of machine-like pianos and piano-like machines, building on the legacy of extended technique and Cage’s experiments into prepared piano.  Each idiosyncratic instrument, encompassing the hybrid, the automated and the inside out, has been lovingly developed…

Interviewed by Laurence Rose from RSPB

During there lead up to For The Birds, Laurence Rose got in touch to interview me about my work for the show and how I make creative work inspired by birds and the natural world. Please have a read here… I’ve known Laurence for quite a long time, through his involvement with contemporary music as a composer,…

Twittering Machines at TÖNE Festival

June 2014 – I’ve just returned from a wonderful experience at TöNE Festival in Chatham Kent. A festival of sound and light curated by Claudia Molitor and Julie Louise Bacon and I was privileged to be showing work amongst many great artists. I created a series of works called ‘Twittering Machines’.  The Gun wharf at Chatham…