On December 14th 2012, I was invited to give a lunchtime talk at the Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol. I had reached a point in the research and development for Vocal Migrations, when it was useful to share where I was up to. I was joined by Gareth Jones from Bristol University Biological Science department, so he he could explain Bat Echo Location in more detail. I had been developing a mobile audio device that could allow people to sample their own voice to use for navigating by listening. I had, so far, been working with a choir on making a performance piece in Bedford the previous week – and I am still considering different directions to take this work, and it has, so far, been a fascinating process.
Here’s a picture of me demonstrating the bat boxes with help from Mel McCree, Victoria Bourne and Shirley Pegna… The technology was developed by Matt Olden and Tarim at the Pervasive Media Studio and the project was commissioned by Bedford Creative Arts with additional funding from Arts Council England. More details of this project to follow soon.