The Wind as it Rushes through the Turbine is a new choral sound installation created by music-theatre collective leo&hyde in our Nuffield Residency earlier this year. Inspired by the stillness and motion of the wind turbine less than a mile away, Dan Mawson’s swirling sound design and Amelia Gabriel’s luxurious looped live vocals create a secular cathedral where you are enveloped by sound. This stunning work synthesises digital texts to create a testament to sustainability and a response to climate change, taking you on journey from anxiety and fear to belief and hope.
The Wind as it Rushes through the Turbine fuses the age-old power of choral music with an urgent contemporary study of hope to activate a response to climate change.
Audiences are invited to wander around the space, exploring the ecstatic choral sound as it seeps from multiple speakers, just as if they’d happened upon a choir singing an ancient text in a grand, secular cathedral.