Leviathan Whispers was the seed that became Rag & Bone – Tim Hill and Dave Young’s first project together that combined outdoor performance, sound, music, mythmaking, visual imagery, light and fire. Leviathan Whispers’ first event was a collaboration with sound artist Jonathan Coleclough and pyrotechnician Martin West -a three-day event at Braziers Park in South Oxfordshire that combined live performance, installations, workshops and a nocturnal sound garden.
“We are fascinated by the physicality and power of sound, and build Leviathan Horns – giant reed and brass instruments that are also huge listening devices and resonating chambers. We imagine our leviathan horns prowling streets, sounding from hilltops and swimming through ancient seas rousing giants and beasts, then sitting still and amplifying the radio of the world.”
Subsequent projects eventually mutated and led into Pandaemonium – a performance to Summon the Beast of Bracknell Forest – and the Ghost Horn: an illuminated musical procession for river/canal/waterway. The centrepiece is the Ghost Horn itself – a giant lantern horn, a floating beacon of light and sound. The show also includes a small water borne band, and a larger band and carousel on land.