Barbican Conservatory

Beethoven Weekender - Beethoven Bites - Pastorale Inspiration

1st-2nd February 2020Barbican Conservatory, London, EC2Y 8DS

'Pastorale Inspiration', a sound installation imagining Beethoven's sonic landscape. From delicate birdsong and bubbling brooks to dramatic thunderstorms and howling gales.

E Fineston-Robertson imagined and recreated the sonic landscape that inspired Beethoven to compose the Pastorale Symphony. References to birds, the weather and human interaction are found in this symphony. They constructed the installation against the structure of the piece, only using sounds of nature, gently manipulated to resemble the motivic fragments of the symphony.