N O T A T I N G M A R I N E B I O R H Y T H M S
During her R&D, Cheryl began transposing the spectral frequency & natural biorhythms of the sea, into notated music, widening access the natural world. Moreover, she achieved this by repurposing the very technology that fuels her hearing aids.
''My mission is to create sound sculptures that connect us more fully to the declining natural world & the very ecosystems that we are inadvertently & systematically destroying. From the pockets of ancient rainforests in Wales, to the melting ice caps of Antarctica ... from the flood defence walls of The Millennium Coastal Path to the wetlands of China, during my R&D at Addo, I have become a conduit that enables nature, herself, to call for a global prayer of restoration. Although my Addo mentorship has ended, the journey has only just begun''
You are listening to an excerpt from the notated biorhythms of a single wave at high tide played on digital keyboard. The speed is reduced by 12 RPM to represent the time between tides - the resulting sound bares a striking resemblance to the temple call for prayer that Cheryl remembers from her time in India, It moved her so deeply, that notating the natural world in its hour of distress, now feels like a calling. Below you will find Cheryl's Research Archive of notated biorhythms made during her R&D fieldwork: Sea of Souls, Windy Day, Chasing Low Tide & High Tide.
ARCHIVE : LISTEN TO CHERYL'S NOTATED MARINE BIORHYTHMS
Credits: Sound & Photography-: Cheryl Beer - Sound Assistant : Ash Edwards.