an immersive sound-led site-responsive journey through a poet’s hallucinatory mindscapes of beauty and horror


an experimental collaborative cross-disciplinary performance of music, sound, voice and visuals by composers and artists Ivor Davies, Joseph Hillyard, Julia E Howell, Leona Jones, Richard McReynolds


Taking as its inspiration Coleridge’s evocative ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’, a poem still alive in imaginations two hundred years after its composition, this on-going project explores the essence of the text through a variety of audio and visual art forms. Using live and recorded sound, composition and improvisation, and gesture, the five collaborators meld their various disciplines and experiences to create a performance that will fill and resound through National Museum Wales Cardiff’s imposing entrance hall, presenting a very contemporary re-interpretation.


– Leona Jones