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Summer Family Day | Jump - Voices from the Insect World

30th June 2024

13:00 - View all performance times

Turner Sims Southampton , Building 52 University of Southampton Salisbury Road

Box Office: 023 8059 5151

Summer Family Day  Jump - Voices from the Insect World

A musical journey through a symphony of small voices for children aged 7+ and their accompanying adults.Let's move into a world in which we all leap, bound, hop, bounce, skip, bob, caper, trill, whirr, croak, buzz, chirp, squeak, chirrup and jump for joy with the best of them.Once upon a time in a meadow far away... the joint was jumping with life. Insects were calling, frogs croaking, the sounds of summer. But this symphony of small voices is rapidly being silenced.JUMP is a celebration of nature and a call to arms. Written and performed by composer Karen Wimhurst, field recordings of insects and amphibians become part of an exciting musical score. They take you on an enchanting musical journey into their world.Karen introduces the audience to 9 creatures including crickets, grasshoppers and toads. Each movement opens with a close imitation of the creature's song. Joined by Karen on live multi-tracked clarinet, the work draws on classical and jazz in an engaging duet.Beautiful, vibrant videos accompany the performance. Created by multi-media artist Sonia Killman, they draw on close-up images of the amazing creatures heard in the music.JUMP is a musical collaboration between composer Karen Wimhurst, entomologist (insect expert) Peter Smithers hon.FRES, and bio acoustician Charlie Woodrow.Summer Family Day 2024 Join us before and after the show for free family fun. Join a Big Bug Hunt, invent an insect, watch free performances on the Community Stage, and get your face painted - all free of charge!

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30 Jun 2024 - 13:00 0.75 hours Standard - Min: £5.00 Book Tickets
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