what’s on :: April/May/June 2015

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Associate Artist Gabrielle Fry :: sound workshop with young children in Australia

Easter hols workshop1 AUS

Sound workshop with 31 children during the Easter vacation, aged 4 – 12 years.

“It was funny to see a child put the headphones on, then totally freeze when we pressed record and the sounds filled their ears! They went from messing around to being completely quiet and really concentrating, it was great to see”.
Gabrielle Fry :: Currumbin Waters, QLD, Australia

link to aporee maps: http://aporee.org/maps/work/?loc=27623

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sounds of the neolithic with students from Weymouth College


Kingston Russell Stone Circle
Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th April 2015
Victoria Pirie, Mandy Rathbone and David Rogers led a participatory ‘soundwalk’ to Kingston Russell Stone Circle followed by an audio editing workshop at Weymouth College :: more


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releasing the frozen music #2 download on DIVAcontemporary bandcamp label


track 1 :: otherkin by Ralph Hoyte [2.11] 2014
track 2 :: stone by Joe Stevens, Mandy Rathbone and David Rogers [22.00] 2014
track 3 :: ex-lab symphony[5] led by Marc Yeats [4.28] 2011
track 4 :: converse – woodpigeon and wind turnbine by ivon oates [4.51] 2014
track 5 :: ‘gate(s)’ by pali meursault [20.57] 2010

These works engage with landscape and sound in different ways. They take the exploration of soundscape and place into the realms of musical composition and site specific intervention.

Download includes a 7 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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associate artist Marc Yeats :: USA world premiere and CD release

chamber cartel18th April 2015 USA
Chamber Cartel will be celebrating the release of our first full-length album, The Shape Distance, on April 18th.

The Shape Distance is a series of pieces written by Cartel composer-in-association Marc Yeats – Premiered at The Goat Farm Arts Center in December 2013. Recorded, December 2013 to March 2014 with Marc in the studio at 800 East in Atlanta.

Marc’s Blog post about the premiere and recording The Shape Distance.

The launch party also includes the world premiere of mencken’s history of the bathtub – percussion solo – 5 minutes – dedicated to Caleb Herron as part of Chamber Cartel’s ‘the shape distance’ pieces for ensemble CD launch party – at Ken Gregory Studios, 800 East Ave Northeast, Atlanta.


24th April Boston USA
Marc is travelling to Boston for the world premiere of his ‘dense and extreme’ streaming for Kingma System Quartertone Alto Flute, dedicated to and commissioned by Carlton Vickers. Duration: circa 22 minutes Leonard Bernstein Arts Festival Brandeis University, Boston.

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associate artist Mandy Rathbone :: March Sunrise and Solar Eclipse

March Sunrise20th March 2015 – Kingston Russell Stone Circle – Sunrise 6.15 a.m.
What an exciting morning this was.  Not only my March sunrise, not only the Spring Equinox, but also a (partial) solar eclipse just 3 hours after sunrise.


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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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