Listening/Mapping by felix taylor
Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire
Included with an annual ticket
As part of our summer series celebrating the theme of Vitality: The Human Landscapes of Henry Moore, we’ve commissioned artist and composer felix taylor to create an immersive soundscape to interact with on the Bloomberg Connects App.
felix has spent time at Henry Moore Studio & Gardens gathering field recordings, composing and creating unique audio to be experienced digitally and in the grounds during a visit.
His composition reflects the play between the minimal, abstract forms of Moore’s sculpture against the organic disorder of the nature surrounding them.
The soundscape is intended to become part of the already rich sonic environment that the surrounding nature in the gardens provides. We encourage you to listen to the three tracks out loud, so that each can mingle with the birdsong, sheep bleating and even other devices around you playing the piece at the same time.
In addition, felix has created a captioned video piece to interpret and accompany the work with words; adding another dimension and access point for audiences, and developing this part of his practice.
The soundscape is included with an annual ticket.
You will need to download the Bloomberg Connects app to experience the full soundscape.
About the artist
felix taylor is an artist and composer from South London working with sound and image. His work uses field recording, musical composition, computer programming, radio broadcasts, collage and film making.
felix has just released a composition for Philip Glass’s Orange Mountain Music Label, commissioned for the composer’s 85th birthday. He currently working on a public installation for Turner prize nominated collective Gentle / Radical, amongst other commissions and alongside new music and scores for radio and film.
Previous projects include performances, collaborations, workshops, exhibited works and soundtracks for The ICA, Chisenhale gallery, BBC Sounds, Somerset House, South London Gallery, FACT Liverpool, Reduced Listening, Audible, The Black Cultural Archive, GOMA, Thames Festival, Uber Boat, Musicity, NTS Radio, The Arnolfini, The Jewish Museum, 1020 Radio and We the Curious.
Previous awards include: Arts Council England – ‘DYCP’ funding; Theatre in the Mill – Tech, Learn, Play grant; London Creative Network Mentorship programme 2021; Henry Moore Foundation Artist Award, 2023.
Other events at Studios & Gardens
This summer we are celebrating the theme of Vitality: The Human Landscapes of Henry Moore with a series of practitioner-led activities designed for different ages, abilities and interests. Join us to participate in workshopping, walking, talking, digital interactions and drop-in events.