Past Event

The Sleeping Tree Sound Performance

Sun 7 May 2023
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Nabihah Iqbal and Invisible Flock's unique Sound Performance in response to The Sleeping Tree

Enter one of the last great rainforests of North Sumatra, Indonesia and follow a family of endangered Siamang Gibbons as they wake, roam across the jungle and dutifully return to their sleeping tree, one of six majestic trees that they have used for generations.  

The Sleeping Tree experience spans the Festival’s opening weekend with an immersive sound installation that surrounds you with the captivating and microscopically accurate noises of the jungle and the primates’ distinct calls, transporting you to a distant and fragile ecosystem that changes from hour to hour.  

Invisible Flock create highly sensory installations at the intersection of art and technology. To make this absorbing and important piece, they worked with rangers and primatologists in Sumatra to capture an intricate, 3-month-long soundscape of the jungle.

On Sunday evening, Nabihah Iqbal and Invisible Flock are creating a unique Sound Performance, in response to The Sleeping Tree, using extra rainforest recordings and original text to highlight connections between humans and the forest ecosystem: as living, breathing, changing entities. Nabihah and Invisible Flock’s artists will collaborate live within the installation, to create an unforgettable performance at the conclusion of The Sleeping Tree weekend.

A separate Day Ticket is available to experience the installation prior to this performance. To book this, click here.

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