Hammerhead sharks gather at Wolf Island, early morning Galapagos, 2009. Filmed by Matthews whilst on a months research exploring the social lives of sharks, their perceptive mechanisms and navigational skill at depths as great as 500m with an intention to make music from their action.
Through collaboration with shark scientists at the Charles Darwin station and later at the University of California Davis, MigraMar project, Matthews used the hunting journeys of six sharks to play six digital oscillators live, variably mixed with processings and her underwater recordings to make the 3D audio installation "You might come out of the water every time singing". kaffematthews.net/sharks/
This work has since exhibited at Bluecoat, Liverpool,(2012), Fruitmarket Edinburgh(2012) and CAM, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, (2013).
Matthews' Galapagos residency was supported by the Charles Darwin Foundation, the Galapagos Conservation Trust and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
With special thanks to Richard Vera, Greg Hilty, Felipe Cruz, Cesar Peñaherrera, Abigail Rowley, David Horwell and local artist, translator and fixer, Elke Hartmann.
Film and camera - Kaffe Matthews
Music - "Men being Butterflies", by Kaffe Matthews 2008. (SCD28057, Other presences, Jonathan Harvey)
Trumpet - Marcus Stockhausen