Residency artists and researchers Performing arts, performance art Soundings We are at the Saari Residence to create a contemplative performance text inspired by the science of sound. Karoliina Sandström and Deborah Templeton will spend two weeks generating performance texts and scores in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Finnish countryside, whilst the third member of the team, Monty Adkins, will send sound compositions from England. Using cymatics as an inspiration, the team are interested in exploring the physical basis of sound; particularly how sound functions in ritual and healing contexts. The process will involve contemplative approaches to sensitising perceptions of, and responses to, natural sound. The residency will allow the team to generate compositions, texts, and performance scores for development into a full performance over the next year.