Every evening we are enveloped in darkness, unless we resist by false means. This constant shifting from day to night lends pace to the way we experience our lives. It defines habitats, regulates bodies, drives behaviours and fuels mythologies the world over.
We attempt to balance function and rest around this pattern, enacting our relationship to both the sun - bringer of life - and the moon - bringer of mysteries. Yet humans and nature are both adept at forcing interventions. We illuminate the darkness. We create economies whereby some people have to work whilst others sleep. We lend credence to our dreams and our innate anxieties for that we cannot fully know. The dark - harbinger of fear.
The Night Mover is a new sound work that explores this mysterious world. Dark matter, dark corners and dark desires are all in play, woven through orchestration and vocal experiments. At its heart are a series of texts which tell a new type of ghost story. Questioning the ways in which we experience the dark, the work weaves moral philosophy and speculative fiction with field recordings and spoken word.