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400 speaker soundscape launches in Ipswich

Clarion Call will project the voices of multiple singers at Spill Festival

Following its premiere at the Tasmanian festival Dark Mofo in 2017, Siren Song – now titled Clarion Call – is coming to the UK. Conceived by Melbourne artist Byron Scullin with Thomas Supple and Hannah Fox aka Supple Fox, the outdoor soundscape uses 400 speakers installed on top of a building and in a helicopter to project voices of multiple singers. Other artists involved in the project are Elizabeth Fraser, Beth Gibbons, Shirley Collins, Elaine Mitchener, Cherise Phillips and Melanie Pappenheim, plus Military Wives Choir and Roma Choir.

Clarion Call will happen twice daily, at 11am and dusk, at the Ipswich waterfront as part of Spill Festival of Performance from 25 October to 4 November.

Siren Song by Byron Scullin & Supple Fox, presented at Dark Mofo 2017. Contributing artists: Carolyn Connors, Deborah Cheetham, and Tanya Tagaq. Video by Clones & Clones