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’.