FREETIME GPS app available for download


The FREETIME GPS app is now available for download. The final part of associate artist Joe Stevens oral history project FREETIME is now ‘out there’. Assisted by DIVAcontemporary associate artist Phill Phelps, digital works (Joe Stevens) have created an engaging piece of work set in and about Weymouth and Dorchester.

This is a digital works project ( supported by a grant from Heritage Lottery Fund (


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Kinokophonography Night in NY


DIVAcontemporary associate artist David Rogers audio ‘suoni dal futuro musicisti kino mix’ played at the latest Kinokophonography evening in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 8th September 2014.

link to audio:

link to full programme:

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b-side festival 2014 dedicated to Joe Stevens


The b-side festival team has generously dedicated this year’s festival to the memory of DIVAcontemporary associate artist Joe Stevens, we would like to say thank you for the beautifully written dedication.

link to b-side festival ::

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palimpsest :: Eva Fahle-Clouts


DIVAcontemporary associate artist Eva Fahle-Clouts exhibiting new photographic work with devonARTstorm at St. Stephen’s Church, High Street, Exeter. Thursday 11th – Saturday 13th September 10am – 5pm :: more

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sonic coast [2] :: on soundcloud and YouTube

marc and zero1sq

Sound and Music composer curator Marc Yeats with zero theorem.
L/R: Chris Goodman [clarinets] Patrick Tapio Johnson [cello] Marc Yeats [composer/curator] Laura Wolk-Lewanowicz [voice]

Saturday 30th August 2014 The Hub Lyme Regis, Dorset

link to concert recordings ::

link to YouTube video:

for further information about the musicians and composers :: more


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DIVAcontemporary radio podcast :: vintage teaset mix

pix for spreaker

To celebrate her 60th birthday, associate artist Mandy Rathbone decided to walk The South Dorset Ridgeway and invite friends and family to join her. As they walked Mandy recorded the ambient sounds and asked her companions why they enjoyed walking and what their thoughts were on walking the Ridgeway.

download podcast ::

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open studio :: vintage teaset mix


Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th August 10am – 4pm

DIVAcontemporary associate artists Mandy Rathbone and David Rogers will be presenting
a curated programme of audio works collected during the ‘listening walks’ and their own individual explorations into the absorbing world of acoustic ecology and sound art.
Vintage Teas available on Sunday 24th and Monday 25th.
Podcast available Monday 25th from 4pm
on DIVAcontemporary radio.

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‘. . . a refreshing antidote to the usual ‘classical music’ concert’.

Sonic Coast 1

The first in our series of Contemporary Classical Music Concerts in West Dorset – Sonic Coast [1] – took place at the end of July. It was a beautiful summer evening and those who attended enjoyed classical music on their doorstep in a unique setting.

Sonic Coast [2] will take place in The Hub, Lyme Regis on 30th August.
Tickets booked in advance are just £5, with students and Under 16s free.
Places are limited so book now.

Review of Sonic Coast [1] by Mark Hewitt

DIVAContemporary’s opening concert in their ‘Sonic Coast’ contemporary music series proved to be a refreshing antidote to the usual ‘classical music’ concert. The series, curated by composer Marc Yeats, is bringing contemporary music to new audiences in Dorset and this first concert, given in the unusual venue of ‘The Big Shed’, Hooke Park Wood, featured Stephen Upshaw (viola) and Calie Hough (percussion).

The well-balanced programme featured a mixture of contemporary classics and new pieces written especially for the occasion. American composer, Frederic Rzewski’s “To The Earth” for a kind of ‘flower-pot gamelan’ and speaker, was heard against the rhythmic counterpoint of the cooling wooden shed’s clicks and creaks; there was Benjamin Graves’ colourful and attractive exploration of folk melodies: ‘Perfect Straights’; Jay Cappernauld’s intense and muscular solo viola work ‘External: Internal’ (written especially for this opening concert); German composer, John Strieder’s ‘message’ – a meditative exploration of time and sonority and Darren Bloom’s virtuoso ‘tour-de-force’ ‘pull’ for percussion solo. The concert concluded with Marc Yeats’ “beyond this [all had been chaos]“  – a rich essay in extended techniques for viola in dialogue with a highly energized percussion part.

The emotional heart of the concert was a powerful performance of Berio’s classic work for viola, percussion and tape ‘Naturale’. Using field recordings of Sicilian folksong, Berio uses the viola and percussion to punctuate, comment upon and transform the folk material. The piece has poignant political overtones as when the plangent viola music is shattered with the sounds of machine-gun fire, followed by an exody of tolling bells.

The fearlessness of the performers and the quality of their performances kicked off the concert series in the best way possible.

link to live recordings of the concert:


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Portesham summer sound walk

potesham landscape

This weekend saw the last in the studio’s seasonal sound walks and editing workshops, for the Portesham and Abbotsbury area of the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership project.

Link to Saturdays walk documentation:

Thank you to everyone who took part in the first round of sound walks.

For further details about the 2013/14 walks and news of the next round of walks go to:

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Sonic Coast[2] at The Hub :: tickets available now


zero theorem :: Laura Wolk-Lewanowicz [soprano] – Chris Goodman [clarinets]
Patrick Tapio Johnson[violoncello]

performing music by:
David Dies [USA] – Benjamin Graves [UK] – Jenni Pinnock [UK] – John Strieder [DE - WP] – Simon Cummings [UK] – D. Edwrards Davis [USA] Nedyalka Dimitrova [BG] Stephen Mark Barchan [UK] Antonis Anestis [GR - WP] – Marc Yeats [UK]

tickets: £5 adults – [£7 on the door] students and under sixteen years FREE. available from DIVAcontemporary in advance.

further details


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