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Audible Forces Premiere at Brighton Festival


Oxford Contemporary Music's summer commission brings 7 of the UK's most exciting sound artists together to create a landscape of wind-driven instruments and installations.

Work by Max Eastley, Mark Anderson, Jony Easterby, Kathy Hinde, Dan Fox, Nathaniel Mann and Mike Blow together in Audible Forces.

Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and Without Walls, Audible Forces received its world premiere at Brighton Festival. 

Audible Forces is an intricate landscape of musical installations powered by the wind. Intriguing kinetic, sonic creations produce other-worldly sounds as nature's unseen force breathes life into them.whi

For Audible Forces Dan Fox has created "Howling Wire," made from recycled military and orchestral hardware it is a twelve metre high elecro-acoustic wind harp with weathervane whistlers and sirens elemental.

This captivating collection is inspired by sound artist Max Eastley's explorations into Aeolian (wind driven) instruments, from their mythology and curious history, to contemporary explorations of them. Six of the finest sound artists around today (Mark Anderson, Jony Easterby, Kathy Hinde, Dan Fox, Nathaniel Mann and Mike Blow) have joined Max and each created their own instruments that harness the wind.  Their instruments form a unified experience made up of an ever changing sound world that captures the imagination. 

 Audible Forces will tour to:

 Brighton Festival, Sat 4th - 6th May 12pm - 6pm

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 17th - 19th May

Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival, 25th - 26th May

Stockton International Riverside Festival, 2nd - 4th Aug

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, 21st June - 23rd June 

Lakes Alive, Brockhole, Cumbria 10th - 12th Aug







Produced by OCM and Oxford Brookes University Sonic Art Research Unit.

Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and Without Walls.




Ulverston Walking Festival  downloadable app.

The app should work without a mobile signal but needs GPS turned on. Wear an earbud headphone to hear the audio. Media should trigger automatically when you get near a location on the app's map. If it doesn't you can play it manually. In the iPhone settings - GeoTour - set Repeat Media to on  if you want locations to repeatedly trigger if you pass them.

On the Android App store search for GeoTour.

Versions are also available for MP3 player, Windows mobile, Tom Tom POI and Garmin Tour Guide. These can be downloaded from the map above.

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Dan Fox









Director of Sound Intervention Ltd  established in 2008.

Previously I have worked with  Welfare State International, Dogtroep, Walk The Plank, The Sage Gateshead, Fact, Folly, Cornerhouse, Lanternhouse, Curious Minds. Now More MusicDreamtime Film, Rag and Bone, B-Arts, Whitewood and Fleming, Northumberland Lights, Macnas, The Electric Forest Lakes Alive, , Blaze , Dead Good Guides , Hannah Fox and Fort van de Verbeelding.

I currently play cajon and trombone with The Balkanics Band, bass drum with Tongues of Fire, trombone, melodeon, bellophone and vocals with Salt and tuba with the Boom Bike Band

New website coming soon.