Installation and app

Aurora was a site-specific, immersive art installation about our changing global relationship to water. It took place in Toxteth Reservoir, Liverpool and ran from 21st September through to 7th October 2018.

Internationally renowned design studio Invisible Flock partnered with artists from Indonesia, Japan, India and the U.K. Together they created state of the art interactive technologies, soundscapes, lasers and ice sculptures that captured the beauty and power of water. Audiences explore the space while interactive technologies take them on a 40 minute journey through water.

In the lead up to the installation we ran workshops with four local schools in Toxteth and Dingle, culminating in a magical performance in the reservoir. Recordings from this were used alongside field recordings from glaciers, melting ice and live ambient sound from the reservoir to create the soundtrack to the month long installation.

The installation was accompanied by an immersive app that explored the sights and sounds of Aurora in a digital recreation of the reservoir.

The music was nominated for a 2019 Ivor Novello Award.


  • Composer
  • Sound designer
  • Workshop leader
  • Conductor


  • Aurora was made by Invisible Flock in Collaboration with Simon Fletch (UK) Babitha George (Quicksand, India) James Hamilton (UK), Etza Meisyara (Indonesia), Rudy Nurhandi (digital Nativ, Indonesia), Azuza Ono (Japan/UK), Bagus Pandega (Indonesia), Abshar Platisza (Indonesia), Romit Raj (Quicksand, India), Miebi Sikoki (Digital Native, Indonesia).
  • Aurora is co-commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology) and Invisible Flock in partnership with Liverpool City Council, and Dingle 2000. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and British Council.