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The Red Species List concert

The Red Species List  was a collaboration between musicians Rishii Chowdhury (Tabla), Waqas Choudhary (Bansuri-Flute) and Eleanor Graff- Baker (Violin) and artist Lucy Stevens, to produce a concert in response to ecologically and politically aware artists Lucy + Jorge Orta, who exhibited a body of work at Attenborough Arts Centre (AAC).

The new work commissioned by AAC highlights birds of highest conservation concern on The Red List, due to a rapid decline in numbers in the UK.

The concert features songs of endangered birds as inspiration, using Indian classical, traditional and folk music and field recordings to create an hour-long composition and printmaking, drawing and video to visualise birdsong. The concert was supported by Geoff Sample and The Wildlife Sound Recording Society. Photography by David Wilson Clarke.

Read a short Arts Professional feature related to the concert which shares tips for using art to communicate environmental issues in ‘How to … protect nature through performance’.

Watch a short video on Vimeo of the concert and artworks

Listen to the full hour-long concert on Soundcloud

Lucy Stevens’ artistic practice examines the acoustic ecology of the natural environment, using field recording, digital illustration, performance and printmaking as a tool to visualise sound produced by wildlife, weather and other natural phenomena.

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