HOPES AND FEARS

Art

Luxmuralis son et lumier at Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum and Museum of Natural History. 30 minutes of music was composed using Pitt Rivers Museum’s archive of unique historical field recordings made up of a variety of formats.  These included recordings by Nicholas J. Allen of women singing in the Himalayas in 1970-71, ‘Tree drumming’ (gooma) by Bayaka youths recorded in The Republic of Congo in 1994,  Bayaka women’s songs recorded by Louis Sardo,  Zande war song recordings from 1928-30 and an Indian field recording of a woman singing in 1993.