Crow Stone Tone Poem

Crow Stone Tone Poem
2016-20, interspecies score
In collaboration with Simon Lysander Overstall, and a crow

video above is a 2002 performance for Vancouver New Music with Adrian Avendaño, Giorgio Magnanensi, Martin Reisle, Anju Singh, and Stefan Smulovitz.

A collaboration with a free-living crow who lives in the territory that includes my home, this project is based on interspecies play using stones, initiated by the adult crow who gifted me a pebble as acknowledgement for water I left for his family. The ten stone arrangements that the crow and I created were adapted into a score.

The project also exists as a soundscape.


Stone arrangements (score):

Associated Publications:

Andreyev, Julie. “Bird Park Survival Station”. Gillieson, Katherine and Jon Hannan, editors. Occasional Papers: Creative Research at Emily Carr. Vancouver: Occasional Press, 2022.

Andreyev, Julie. “Crows and Stones” (chapter). Lessons from a Multispecies Art Studio: Uncovering Ecological Understanding & Biophilia Through Creative Reciprocity. Intellect Books, 2021

Smith, Janet. “Beyond notation: Emily Carr Univeristy students’ creations inspire a world of sound.” Stir: Arts + Culture. December 7, 2020