Hûrd – A KNITSONIK PRODUKTION

Title: Hûrd – A KNITSONIK™ PRODUKTION
Materials: edited sonic collage feat. field-recordings of shepherds, sheep and weather in Cumbria, hand-knitted 100% wool yarn, hand-soldered mylar speakers
Concept: In Hûrd, the sounds of the places, landscapes, animals and people from which wool originates are combined with an end product – a knitted soundsystem – so that as you bring the soft speakers up to your ears, you can hear the sources of the wool that covers them. The title comes from the pronunciation spelling for “herd” (as in sheep) and “heard” (as in sound).
2012, WOW: Wonder of Wool and the Art of Knit and Stitch, organised by Rheged
Commissioned by The Wool Marketing Board