On “Sleeping Birds”

Everyday this week we have run to the window.
After dark, we hear strands of glistening music,
whilst a mobile symphony crosses the streets of Cambridge.


So, if you are in Cambridge... "‘Of Sleeping Birds’, by Circumstance invites you to pick up a hand crafted 
wooden speaker box from a secret location in Cambridge, then take a twilight journey as the box in your
hand becomes one player in a walking orchestra, harmonising with those being carried by others in your 
group as you walk."

Photographs © Stella Pereira

10 responses

  1. Reblogged this on storyofapixiegirl.

    June 22, 2012 at 1:52 PM

  2. I wish I could participate in this. Berlin would probably be too big to do it.

    June 22, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    • Hi Nilu! I’m so glad to participate everyday as it walks past my street. The little boxes emanate an amazing symphony. I almost want to ask them to stop a few seconds so we can get more of it.

      June 22, 2012 at 6:07 PM

  3. Lula Harp

    How neat! I’d love to see (do) this

    June 23, 2012 at 1:01 AM

  4. hi Pangaweka,
    we’re so happy you like hearing our music in the street, we really wanted the people who live in the streets to enjoy it (only one more night of it now for the people who maybe don’t like it)

    And Nilu, we will be doing this in Austria in October, so maybe Berlin soon too. We have another project in Berlin in August, check out http://productofcircumstance.com to find out more


    June 23, 2012 at 2:06 AM

  5. Hi Duncan… I absolutely love the project! I look forward to it every night and wish you would permanently camp on my street. Perhaps you could walk a little slower?!?

    Nilu it sounds like Berlin is not too big after all… I hope you get a chance to see Circumstance performing.

    June 23, 2012 at 9:33 AM

  6. Brilliant concept – wish I could participate. Thank you for visiting art rat cafe…

    June 28, 2012 at 5:15 AM

    • It was great! If you look on their website they perform in several countries. Perhaps Circumstance will have something near you!

      June 28, 2012 at 9:31 AM

  7. Oh, my! My friend creates public sound art installations such as this… you can find his work here: http://www.west.asu.edu/rlerman/newwebpageshtml/frametgpage4.new.html

    June 28, 2012 at 5:25 PM

  8. Beautiful.

    July 5, 2012 at 7:47 PM

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