If you're a returning guest, you'll know that our regular programming comes from several dozen microphones on a wetland in Plymouth, MA, called Tidmarsh. We have been recording continuously there for years, and first built Living Sounds to bring the sounds and cycles of nature to a wider public at the beginning of the 2020 pandemic lockdown. This October's special island programming will continue for the duration of the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF), thanks to an invitation from its parent organization, the Points North Institute, along with the gracious support of the historic Whitehead Light Station, which is hosting this installation.
Living Sounds is brought to you by slow immediate, the creative engineering and art production studio of Xin Liu and Gershon Dublon. The visual animation for Living Sounds: Maine Island was specially commissioned for this event, and was wholly designed and built by NAYO, a Boston-based design and technology studio.
Special thanks to the Whitehead Island Light Station and its intrepid island manager, Gigi Lirot. Thanks to Matt Wall, whose inter-island networking and technical expertise made this special event possible. Want to know more about the research behind this work? Check out this report from AP News. Really interested? Have a look at our journal article.