Gallery: Composer Cheryl Leonard Creates Musical Works from the Sounds ...

 
Composer Cheryl Leonard has an unusual take on the everyday sounds of nature. Taking objects and audio samples sourced from her trips around the world, she brings them together to create unique musical pieces. Antarctic penguin bones and 100-year-old shells, common stones and even sea salt are carefully manipulated to create sounds that eerily reflect the land they came from. We had a chance to hear her play these unlikely instruments and recorded sounds which together make for a compelling performance.

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