Caves, Dwellings & Vibration: Performance by Lucy Railton
This is an edited recording of a performance by Lucy Railton.
This performance took place during day 2 of Caves, Dwellings & Vibration, a two-day programme deepening and complexifying our relationship with caves through talks, music, film and performances.
The cyclical event of emitting and receiving sound simultaneously raises questions around the coexistence of inspiration and reciprocality, and how the listener plays a collaborative role as they deal with their ability to shape and influence sound by their presence and engagement. The physical space also takes on an active role as resonator and container of its own histories and language. Within it, Lucy’s guided performance aims to honour these relationships and name listening as our most precious tool to sense, absorb and empathise with our surroundings and with each other.
Lucy Railton is a cellist and composer who has lived and worked in London, Boston and Berlin since starting her performance practice in 2004. Her own music making studies the interaction of sound (tone, colour, intonation, timbre), space and perception, drawing on tuning practices and long-durational form to explore the limits of our sensory abilities as listeners and receivers of sound.