From Fermyn Woods Country Park to Lyveden New Bield.

This event gave the public a chance to hear the first performance by the Corby Complaints Choir and join the artists for the opening of ENCOUNTERS, journeys through language and landscape.


Below is the line-up for the event.

  1. 1.30pm
    Performance by Corby Complaints Choir at Fermyn Woods Country Park, followed by a guided walk to Lyveden New Bield.
  2. 3pm (approx)
    Performance by Corby Complaints Choir at Lyveden New Bield and refreshments in the Cottage Garden.
  3. 3.30pm (approx)
    An opportunity to experience Track, by Graeme Miller.

Corby joined Cairo, Hong Kong, New York and Tokyo to form its own Complaints Choir, based on a project initiated by Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen.

Paula Boulton worked with local people to collect complaints and turn these into song lyrics.

One song, featuring complaints about the rural environment, rural life and culture was performed at the Country Park and another song concerning people’s personal complaints was performed at Lyveden.

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The opening weekend also provided opportunity to experience Track, a participatory installation by Graeme Miller that throws the landscape through 90º and sets it in motion.

Visitors were slowly moved on a journey along a 100 metre length of dolly track installed under the trees at Lyveden New Bield and invited to gaze upwards. They underwent a solitary, immersive experience as the landscape is transformed around them.

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