FLOCK is a 30 minute small ensemble piece with a strong visual element, created for children and families of all ages.

FLOCK is centred around a suite of newly invented playful instruments combined with flute, cello and percussion. Opening with a sonically and visually captivating performance by the musicians, the audience are gently encouraged to become more involved until, through their collective effort, a chirping flock comes into being.

FLOCK evolves from explorations of the songs and calls of birds, the sounds of a woodland and the weather. Origami birds slowly flap their paper wings overhead, music boxes tinkle, automated swanee whistles twitch and flutter, accordion reeds and pipes resonate… creating an evocative and intriguing setting that builds towards the impression of a lively flock of birds tweeting and chattering together.

FLOCK was created by artist and composer Kathy Hinde and co-commissioned by Red Note Ensemble and sound

Flock is available for touring: Information Pack

FLOCK has been selected for the Classical:NEXT 2024 Project Pitches. The presentation will be on Wednesday 15th May, 14:00-15:15.


“I didn’t like it…I loved it!!” – P5 pupil

My grandchildren loved this so did I!!!” – Audience member

Great fun! So imaginative!! Loved it!” – Audience member

Playing was best!” – Elspeth, age 5

Wonderful ideas and so therapeutic for all. – unifying!” – Audience member

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