Brighton Festival 2018Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Marcus Coates

Dawn Chorus

Co-produced by Brighton Festival

Dawn Chorus, by British artist Marcus Coates, uses unique digital methods to explore the relationship between birdsong and the human voice, drawing out similarities between the behaviour of birds and humans. 

This immersive multi-screen film installation features 19 individual singers who uncannily recreate birdsong and bird movement. Together they form a chorus that accurately simulates the sounds and timings of a natural dawn chorus. 

With each singer depicted in an everyday location: an underground car park, an osteopathic clinic, a bedroom, a bathtub, Dawn Chorus is as much a portrait of British society as it is of the natural world.

Sat 2 – Sun 24 May, 12 noon – 7pm