Tina is an improviser, flautist, composer and sound artist who works in the fields of free improvisation, playing and writing in various musical groups, she also collaborates with artists working in other disciplines. Tina is interested in how the peripheries of sound connect with our environment, and how people experience themselves and others through sound. She is currently training as a music therapist.
Jen is a poet whose work focuses on small details in quiet places and connects them to universal things. A Bath Spa Nature & Travel Writing MA graduate, her poems have appeared in Elsewhere: A Journal of Place, and as a guest performance as part of River Echoes – a series of Deep Listening walks by audio-visual artist Kathy Hinde.
Untold Skies is a new collaborative project between Jen Green and Tina Hitchens; a soundwalk for the Weston-Super-Mare seafront offering a creative perspective on sensory experience at the edges. Members of Humans of Weston Creative Recovery Group and Weston Artspace composed sounds and words through a series of music and writing workshops on Weston’s edgelands; its tidal, coastal nooks and crannies. The group zoomed in through deep listening and close-up mindful observation exercises, and zoomed out to reflect upon their own personal relationships to place and reflections on the coastline, exploring what it is to be at the edge of things and what the sea can bring to us.
The sound walk features words, field recordings, and improvised music created by workshop participants woven with the artists’ new work.
Tina & Jen would like to warmly thank Andy, Jo, Katie, Martyn, Nada, Reily, Sam, Scarlett, Zena, Bev of Humans of Weston, and Weston Artspace