Colchester visual arts organisation Firstsite collaborated with Colchester Borough Council on a series of events and activities relating to the organ’s restoration, including Free Family Saturday workshop sessions and a mini-exhibition of responses to the organ in December 2014.
From 9th – 11th December 2014, firstsite hosted a small exhibition of audio and visual responses to the Moot Hall Organ, created by Duncan Chapman, Willow Mitchell and the children and families the took part in the Saturday workshops earlier in the year. The exhibition explored, sound, texture, colour and mood. Photography by James Fletcher, […]Read more
Duncan and Willow returned to firstsite on 22nd November for two more Free Family Saturday sessions – this time exploring the idea of the ‘Colour of Sound’ in relation to the organ. In these sessions, the families explored the sounds of the organ pipes with Duncan making short recordings and playing them back to create […]Read more
An important part of the Organ Restoration Project’s outreach programme is an exciting collaboration with Colchester’s contemporary arts centre firstsite. Over two weekends in November 2014, sound artist and composer Duncan Chapman joined visual artist Willow Mitchell to run four very special ‘Free Family Saturday’ workshops for children and parents. In the sessions, children and […]Read more