17 - 19 FEB | TRANSFORMATION TAPESTRY: TONES & TEXTURES | JANE ARNISON
I felt a sound that seemed to know me. It reached into my soul and moved with the rhythms of me.
It saw me and reflected back my truth, but kept safe my secrets, embedded in the waves and
How can we be in the world alive and present and manifest our potential whilst doing no harm to
other sentient beings and our environment that nurtures us? How can we at once be in the world
and also nurture our own needs. Within the context of our current world order of continual
upheaval and destruction, humans are experiencing waves of trauma, this trauma is in no small
part responsible for the way that humans continue to harm themselves, each other, and our
precious earth. Sound is a vital tool for accessing these complex emotional stores and allowing us
to unravel the trauma cycles that we are all stuck in.
A multi-part interwoven sound installation that invites individual attention or collective
accumulation. It explores ideas of therapeutic transformation through sound. Housed in a floating
water bed of sonic protection, the installation includes an emdr inspired sound light waves
meditation, protective blankets of ambient vocal textured washes and deep releasing vibrational
sub rumbles and pulses.
Together these works form a tapestry of sound that unites in a glorious whole, where the musical
manifestation is curated by those embodied listeners. This piece invites you to sit with vibration
and sound in shared spaces and have individual transformation as well as collective sonic
We speak not in words but sounds. We do not deal with the conscious but the subliminal. It is in
the sub-conscious where deep seeds of pain can be set free and latent potentials awoken.
About the Artist:
Jane Arnison is a multi-hyphenate sound and musical artist who works across roles and genres;
from studio production, to installation sound design and beyond. Her grounding comes from
conservatoire training in new music composition, but she has always been drawn to the edges or
the gaps and finds herself most at home in the world of possibilities and the openness found in
sound art. Above all she is a sound seeker, drawn to the concrete manifestations that the
abstraction of sound can offer when dealing with life’s complexities. Sound is for her a place of
refuge, a place of processing and coming to terms with this thing called life. Sound is where we
can grapple with what we don’t yet fully understand and sound is where true manifestation always
begins. Through her work she sonifys existential questions and personal quests. She is interested
in the way that sound grounds us in the present whilst simultaneously taking us on
In the beginning, the word was. . . sound.vibration
life is sound.
sound is life.