Little Birds and a Demon: A Live Transmission

Grace Schwindt

From an isolated lighthouse on the southernmost tip of the Shetland Islands, three opera singers and an ensemble of musicians will sent a call about love and death – to all those who cared to listen. Little Birds and a Demon – A Live Transmission could be heard live at public listening stations in Barrow-in-Furness, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Fleetwood, Glasgow, Leeds and Scarborough. Presented in partnership with Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, CCA, Crescent Arts, Grundy Art Gallery, Left Coast and Octopus Collective.

Listeners anywhere could also be put through to the live performance by calling 0113 320 1440 at the scheduled time.

The performance was broadcast live on Resonance 104.4fm, which is accessible on fm (central London only) and online. 

The Leeds Library
18 Commercial St
Leeds, LS1 6AL 

Cooke’s Studios
104 Abbey Rd
Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 5QR

Partner: Full of Noises

The Mount
Off the Esplanade/ Mount Road
GPS: 53°55’33.2″N 3°00’58.6″W

Partner: Grundy Art Gallery & LeftCoast

Crescent Arts
The Crescent
Scarborough, YO11 2PW

Partner: Crescent Arts

Berwick Upon Tweed
Coxon’s Tower (outdoor), Nr Palace Street
GPS: 55°45’56.1″N 2°00’06.4″W

Partner: Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Centre for Contemporary Art
350 Sauchiehall St
Glasgow, G2 3JD

Partner: CCA

Supported by Arts Council Strategic Touring Fund 

Also supported by: aql, Leeds City Council, Promote Shetland, Z Hinchliffe

Related to the project, Grace’s work Little Birds and a Demon – a Still Life is part of the 14th Istanbul Biennial exhibition titled Saltwater: a Theory of Thought Forms. The Biennial runs from 5 September–1 November 2015.

Little Birds and a Demon, production still