what’s on :: Feb/March/April 15

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associate artist Gabrielle Fry :: sounds of Australia

PORTSummerwalk14My inspiration for teaching kids about sound recording came from a Ridgeway Seasonal Sound Walk that I went on last summer, organised by Mandy and David at DIVAcontemporary. I was visiting from Australia so took my mum and sister along with me. We walked from Portesham to Hardy’s Monument, stopping along the way to record the sounds of our surroundings in the beautiful countryside with views of the ocean. We learned about the historical sites and plants with archaeology guide Victoria Pirie. It was a perfect time to enjoy nature and capture moments together with a microphone, instead of a camera.

click to read Gabrielle’s profile page.

Currumbin QLD, Australia:
Morning sounds in the garden [5:18min]

Currumbin QLD, Australia:
Sounds of the night [3:55min]

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solar eclipse from DIVAcontemporary studio

20th March 2015 [9.20 – 9.40]

Film: James Price
Music: David Rogers
Still image: Mandy Rathbone

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…the night sky as mirror


SPUD The Observatory Artist in Residence Talk
26th March 2015 – 7.20 pm FREE
A journey through time and space with Observatory artist Sean Harris exploring how we found meaning and truth in the heavens before the age of science – and expressed it in myth, story, image and object.

The Planetarium at Winchester Science Centre,
Telegraph Way,
Hampshire SO21 1HZ

26th March 2015 – 7.20 pm FREE

Planetarium show before/after £5
For bookings and further information contact Winchester Science Centre: 01962 863791

a SPUD [space placemaking and urban design] project

artist in Residence Sean Harris

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haiku :: Sunday 22nd March

haikuWimborne Contemporary Arts presents an evening of choral and violin music, featuring the guest singer / violinist Sianed Jones with Palida and Steam Heat
a cappella choirs.

Sunday 22nd March 7.30 pm

Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre,
23-27 High Street, Wimborne, Dorset

[behind The Priest’s House Museum, entrance by the public library].

Tickets £7 (£5 cons) on the door.


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STRANGELOVE artists moving image festival 16-20 March 2015


Associate artist Nigel Slight screening of ANTHEM [Noise Level – Friday 12.00 – 14.00] at  STRANGELOVE artists moving image festival 16-20 March 2015. Granary Square, Kings Cross, London ::  booking and ticket information can be found on the links below.

STRANGELOVE is the first edition of an annual artist time based media festival devised by David Gryn and Terry Smith in collaboration with Central Saint Martins. A full breakdown of events can be found on the festival website.



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21st February 2015 – Kingston Russell Stone Circle – Sunrise 7.13 a.m.

Feb2015sunrisemysunriseproject : Mandy Rathbone tracking the sunrise each month in 2015 through sound and images. Inspired by summer and winter solstice walks at Kingston Russell Stone Circle.

Follow the blog at https://mysunriseproject.wordpress.com

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‘coast to coast :: Dorset to Whitstable′ download on DIVAcontemporary bandcamp label

Saturday 31st May 11am – 4pm [on the beach, Whitstable]. Associate artists Marcus Leadley and David Rogers were ‘on the beach’ as part of The Whitstable Biennale Satellite 2014 programme with their headphone installation.
released 21 February 2015

produced by David Rogers
at DIVAcontemporary Studio Bridport Dorset UK

1. imminent at every window by Regular Joe [3.12] 2013
2. imminent at every window by Regular Joe [5.13] 2013
3. Chesil Sounds by Mandy Rathbone [3.07] 2013
4. listening quarry by ivon oates [3.37] 2013
5. chapel boundary by David Rogers [8.41] 2013
6. WLD by Victoria & Isabel Pirie [8.00] 2013
7. Time and Tide – 2008 – 2010 – 2012 (extract) by Marcus Leadley [15.00] 2014

Download includes a 14 page full colour pdf booklet
and ‘Portland′ by ivon oates.

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


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sonic coast [5] :: on spreaker, soundcloud and YouTube

Bempton Cliffs

sonic coast [5] :: zero theorum at Beaminster School, Dorset [17th January 2015]

link to spreaker radio broadcast ::

link to soundcloud recordings :: https://soundcloud.com/sonic-coast-5

link to YouTube videos :: https://www.youtube.com/user/DIVAcontemporary

for further information about the musicians and composers :: more

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sonic coast :: workshop with Beaminster School Students


As part of the sonic coast Live series associate artist Marc Yeats led an asynchronous composition voice workshop with Students from Beaminster School, Dorset on Thursday 15th January 2015.

link to workshop documentation :: link

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