a sensory sculpture created by
Rosie Tee & Bryony Simcox
ABOUT SOUND SEAT
Artists & long-time collaborators, Rosie Tee & Bryony Simcox have come together to create a bespoke sculpture for the Sensory Garden in Coventry's War Memorial Park.
“We believe cities need more green spaces which create moments for calm reflection. With this in mind we’ve created Sound Seat, a sensory sculpture which includes playable recycled instruments and a soundscape made up of natural field recordings from the city. We hope people grow to love this organic structure and come to sit, listen and play.”
Nestled amongst greenery, Sound Seat is accompanied by an atmospheric, site-specific ambient soundtrack composed by Rosie entitled 'twist and turn', featuring the voices of people who enjoy the park and birdsong from the local area.
Sound Seat will remain installed in the Sensory Garden for the foreseeable future for many to experience and enjoy.
Lead Sound Artist - Rosie Tee
Lead Structural Artist - Bryony Simcox
Fabrication Lead - Bruford Low
Producer - Hannah Rouse
Musical Instruments - Recycled Supersonic (Etsy)
Plywood Cutting - Splinter Scenery
Sound Installation - Urban Audio
Installation Assistance - Knights
Transportation - Mavan
Commissioned by Coventry City of Culture, in collaboration with
Friends of War Memorial Park for #GreenFutures,
supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Installed May 2022.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Rosie Tee is a composer/performer who forges innovative, atmospheric music and produces immersive events amongst the industrial backdrop of the UK’s second city. Through an explorative approach to songwriting Rosie emits joy for the experimental. She creates orchestral-style arrangements for her band's live shows and records, often mirrored in her compositions for professional ensembles. Rosie graduated with a first-class degree in Composition from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Bryony Simcox is a producer and creator who works across disciplines. Having graduated with a First Class Honours in Architecture, worked as a designer on large-scale urban projects in Australia, and co-founded Broaden where she now tells stories through film, the common thread in Bryony’s life is a passion for people and places. You can often find Bryony making collages, activating spaces through interventions and cycling on her bike.