material sounds [H2o] pt1,2,3&4 :: on DIVAcontemporary radio


As part of sonic coast :: sound week, associate artists ivon oates and David Rogers produced four new audio works. All four works are mixed from recordings made during ‘material sounds [H2o]’ an exploration of sound on Eype Beach and in the studio. Listen and download.

under an upturned boatunder an upturned boat [03.28]
by ivon oates

red&blackred&black [06.26]
by ivon oates

eype12glass water by David Rogers [04.14]

eype6 streaming towards the sea [07.31]
by David Rogers

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World Listening Day [H2o] :: sounds on DIVAcontemporary radio


Listen and download sounds from the sonic coast :: sound week World Listening Day 2015 sound walk, by Mandy Rathbone and David Rogers.

link to Spreaker radio:

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The Observatory at Lymington Keyhaven Nature Reserve

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The Observatory has now moved from Winchester Science Park to Lymington Keyhaven Nature Reserve. The first artist in residence will be Katie Surridge.

FREE Sand Painting Workshop with Katie Surridge
7 August 2015, Drop-in between 10am-3pm @ St Barbe Museum, Lymington. Create pictures using the 21 coloured sands from the Alum Bay and contribute to a collaborative artwork with Observatory artist in residence, Katie Surridge. This workshop is aimed at children and families.

spudlogo The Observatory logos Residencies in Lymington supported locally by: lymington local support
photo by Mandy Rathbone.

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regularJOE :: open studio


projections in the main studio space and soundscapes in the office/café space.

Saturday 11th July 11am – 4pm at DIVAcontemporary studio
screening a selection of audio video works and web based projects

Sunday 12th July 1pm
fish & chip lunch – meet at ‘Joe’s bench’
opposite Bennett’s on the Waterfront, 14 Trinity Rd. Weymouth Harbour, DT4 8TJ

more ::

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Sounds of our shores

During DIVAcontempdungeness tide 1orary Studio ‘sonic coast :: sound week’ [18th-25th July] we will be adding sounds to ‘Sounds of our shores’ a British Library, in collaboration with the National Trust, the National Trust for Scotland and audioBoom Ltd, project. Creating the first ever coastal soundmap of the UK. Running from the 21 June until the 21 September, this interactive map will take a snapshot of the sounds of the whole UK coastline during the summer of 2015.

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associate artist Mandy Rathbone :: Summer solstice sunrise

IMG_3577As we walked towards the stone circle field the pinky red pre sunrise light was catching this line of bales. Quite stunning!

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LISTEN no.2 :: available to download


track 1 :: dewa sanzan dialogue with Haruka by Ralph Hoyte [2.49] 2007
track 2 :: Tokyo Syllables
by Alex McKechnie – Barbed [01.48] 2015
tracks 3 :: 1-2-3
by Sadaharu Horio et le collectif KUKI
live recording by David Rogers [03.05] 2014
track 4 :: Sensai Can Pay
by Barbed [01.06] 1994
track 5 :: Shinrin-yoku
by Adrian Newton [10.07] 2015


Download includes a 12 page full colour pdf booklet.

High-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

produced by David Rogers
at DIVAcontemporary Studio Bridport Dorset UK

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sonic coast :: on film

MYUSASyzygy Ensemble at Melbourne Metropolitan Festival, Australia 6th May 2015.

Saturday 27th June 2015 | time: 7 -9pm | venue: STUDIO [directions]
Booking: please contact or telephone 01308 459071

An evening of sound, music and video, includes work by ivon oates, David Rogers and Marc Yeats :: more

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Marc Yeats :: composer in residence at the Observatory

marc observatoryResidency 1: Winchester Science Centre 18th.-22nd. May 2015
What an amazing five days I have had at the Observatory. Located within the grounds of Winchester Science Centre, ……….
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International Dawn Chorus Day/Weekend 3rd/4th May 2015

dawn chorus1DIVAcontemporary associate artists David Rogers and Mandy Rathbone joined the IDCD network and recorded the Dawn Chorus in the centre of Bridport, Dorset, on the weekend of 3rd/4th May 2015. Tracks 1 and 2, by David Rogers were recorded on a very windy and wet Sunday morning between 5am-6am. Track 3 by Mandy Rathbone was recorded 24 hours later on Monday morning, what a difference a day makes.

download podcast of all three tracks available Friday 22nd May from 6pm.

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