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Cosy Nook with Marie-Cécile Reber

Thornton Heath, London, 07/07/2018

Marie-Cécile Reber is a Swiss musician and composer from Lucerne, who was undertaking a six months residency in London. Reber works with field recording and electronic instruments,  experimenting with microscopic noise structures to transform unusual and imperceptible sounds, mostly of Nature, into pictorial soundscapes, live performances and site specific installations, often bringing them back to their natural habitat.

For this summer edition Marie-Céclie proposed Two sound installations and a performance responding to the local flora and micro-fauna.

Schwelle 1b (1996/2003) is one of six sound works based on micro field recording of ant sounds patiently collected during a six months period using sensors. Insect (2003) is a short loop of collaged field recordings of bumblebees, ants, crickets, wasps and other insects from a Swiss meadow, now visiting a garden in south London. A flimsy moment (2007) is a composition written for the happiness and well being of flowers.

Marie-Cecile and myself were the guest of Carole Finer Resonance fm show Sound Out on the 3rd July. Recordings available here.

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