Sounding the River

Mark Anderson Jony Easterby Kathy Hinde Anna Lucas Ulf Pedersen Red Earth


    A artist led collaboration celebrating Birminghams forgotten river.    


Sounding the River an event devised and produced by Jony Easterby in collaboration with mac birmingham.

The project explored the River Rea as a key connecting point for Birmingham, revealing its often hidden route through the centre of the city and its celebrating its connections by creating a dynamic night time journey of sound, light and performance, which flowed from mac arts center along some 2.5km of riverside and woodland trails.

The work included over twenty installations and performances spread out over river walkways parkland and woodland.

The event occured over four nights in October 2013 and was attended by over 3000 people.



'Quite simply the most memorable time I have had in Birmingham in 30 years, sophisticated and cutting edge...the scale of the project was vast' Birmingham Post

    StR flyerStr Flyer 2    
    Link to video Photos by Nichola Easterby  
    cicader telegraph    

Cicader Telegraph Mark Anderson


Musician on a raft

    River Song River Session Jony Easterby    

Piano Migrations


Piano Migrations Kathy Hinde



Fireflies and Kingfishers Mark Anderson


    Red Earth on the River    

Red Earth River Crossing


    wooden watrfall    

Log fall Jony Easterby


    Waterfall and bow bells Mark Pedersen and Jony Easterby    
    Waterfall Mirror    
    Reflective Contempaltion Mark Anderson    
    origamin Birds    
    Origami Birds Kathy Hinde    
    Droplets Mark Ulf Pedersen    
    What Lies Beneath Mark Ulf Pedersen    

birhouse flock


    Birdhouse flock Jony Easterby    
    Anna Lucas    
    Nature Center video Anna Lucas    
    Spark Wheels Mark Anderson    
    spark wheel    
    Route lighting Ulf Pedersen