Alight!

The year ended on a high with the outdoor light and sound show ‘Alight!’ produced by SoundUK at Prior Park National Trust landscape Garden in Bath. Great to be showing work so close to home, in such a wonderful setting alongside installations by artists Ulf Pedersen and Wayne Binitie and software and music by Matthew Olden. The show was…

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…

Traject and Seismus

I collaborated with Artist Jane Calow to realise her artwork Traject in 2003.  My brief was to compose a series of solo cello pieces based on seismic data.  I collaborated with my father, Professor Chris Hinde, who is a computer scientist researching Artificial Intelligence at Loughborough University of Science and Technology. Chris programmed a bespoke piece of software called ‘Seismus’…

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…

Bristol Green Capital Launch

On Saturday 24th January, the show ‘Bridging the Gap’, produced by Cirque Bijou marked the launch and celebration of Bristol as European Green Capital 2015. The centre piece of Bridging the Gap was world leading high wire artist Jade Kindar-Martin crossing a high wire on a bicycle with his wife, stunt artist Karine Mauffrey suspended…

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…

Sounding The River

Sounding The River explored the hidden beauty of Birmingham’s urban River Rea. This nocturnal exploration of nature reflected through art was the final celebration of mac Birmingham’s 50th year in 2012. Curated by artist Jony Easterby, I was part of a wonderful team of artists including Jony Easterby, Mark Anderson, Anna Lucas, Ulf Mark Pedersen and Red Earth Environmental Arts Group. I created…

Laced Words at Almanac Festival

I collaborated with artist Arabel Rosillo de Blas to create the video projection and sound piece  Laced Words. It was premiered on Friday 22nd February, for the opening night of Bedford Creative Arts Almanac Festival. This piece was a development of Arabel’s temporary public artwork Lace in Place – a beautiful artwork that laced all…

Missing People at The Parlour Showroom

Last Wednesday I had the wonderful opportunity to show Missing People projected onto a shop front window as part of the Parlour Showrooms Wednesday Windows lightbox series. It was a great space – a large shop window at the bottom of Park Street with plenty of people passing by early evening. Here are a few…

Cranes on Cranes for Harbour Wonderland

For Bristol’s Harbour Wonderland Christmas celebration, I constructed some large origami style cranes to decorate the huge industrial cranes outside the M Shed. The whloe event ran for 4 evenings and included an interactive video – voice responsive snowing video projection by Tom Sewell of Lumen, a charming animation by children in Knowle created with…

Playable City Sprint

I was recently invited to take part in a project called the Playable City Sprint, hosted by the Watershed, Bristol and the British Council. I spent a week with 11 other artists at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol responding to the idea of a ‘playable city’ working in small groups… very quickly! It was…