sonic coast :: workshop with Weymouth College Music Students

workshopAs part of the sonic coast Live series associate artist Marc Yeats led an asynchronous composition voice workshop with Music Tech and Music Students, Weymouth College, Dorset on Tuesday 18th November 2014.

‘… There was a magical moment when everything came together and I think everyone realised something great was happening. …’
Alex McKechnie Lecturer Weymouth College

link to workshop documentation :: link

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satsymph app seminar in the field and at DIVAcontemporary studio

app1 site visit

Thursday 13th November :: A day-long seminar intended to demonstrate the SDRLP app 1 to key stakeholders and solicit feedback from them on the completed app. The day was in two parts: starting with a field trip to experience the app on site just below the Grey Mare high above Abbotsbury. The second part of the day was a Q&A feedback session, at DIVAcontemporary studio, on the app experience-design, a long, intense and productive discussion about the project, the issues, the successes and areas for development.


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satsymph app building sessions at DIVAcontemporary studio

Weekend WorkshopOn the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of November DIVAcontemporary studio hosted 2 app building sessions with satsymph. Saturday 1st saw composer Helen Ottaway and sound designer Alastair Goolden adapting their audio from ‘Lachrymae’, one of the Inside Out Ridgeway Responses commissions, for a geo-located app as part of the SDRLP project.

Sunday 2nd, artist Frances Aitken worked with the satsymph team, Marc Yeats, Ralph Hoyte and Phill Phelps to geo-locate sections from a long interview she had conducted with Steve Wallace, senior archaeologist, Dorset CC on location at The Hardy Monument.

On both days the artists and the team visited the sites and field tested the app.


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open studio :: electricbackroom countertext 2014


Saturday 15th November 2014 open studio 11am – 4pm
Associate artists Mandy Rathbone, ivon oates, Nigel Slight and David Rogers will be in the studio experimenting with sound installations and video.

Since 2008 electricbackroom – Nigel Slight and David Rogers – have been curating countertext, a collection of transmedia installations and events to complement the Bridport Literary Festival, this years event includes video, sound, live broadcast, podcasts and performance.

link to countertext documentation

link to DIVAcontemporary radio

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sonic coast [3] :: on soundcloud and YouTube


sonic coast [3] :: at The Drill Hall, Portland [25th October 2014]

link to spreaker radio broadcast ::

link to soundcloud recordings ::

link to YouTube video ::

for further information about the musicians and composers :: more


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‘releasing the frozen music #1′ download on DIVAcontemporary bandcamp label

releaseing1release date 11th October 2014

“I call architecture frozen music” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

produced by David Rogers
at DIVAcontemporary Studio Bridport Dorset UK

1. Joe StevensParallels and Meridians [2013] 06:45
2. David Rogerstreppenhaus musik [2010] 02:37
3. ivon oatesturbomix [2010] 04:28
4. ivon oatesmatrixmix [2010] 04:56
5. Marc Yeatsresponsoria [2010] 26:10

Download includes a 10 page full colour pdf booklet and from the archive, a 19 page pdf programme from ‘the language of place’ audiolab 2010 with texts from ivon oates and Marc Yeats, two of the artists featured on this compilation and a forward by Marcus Leadley.

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[3] at The Drill Hall :: tickets available now


Saturday 25th October doors open 7pm concert 7.30pm – 9.30pm
(with a 20minute interval)

venue: The Drill Hall, Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust, Easton Lane, Portland, Dorset DT5 1BW

broadcast live on DIVAcontemporary radio - podcast available after the concert.

Meridian BrassCai Isfryn [trumpet] Rob Willson [trumpet] Andy White [trombone] Jonathan Heeley [bass trombone]

performing music by:
Antonis Anestis [GR-WP] – Litha and Effy Efthymiou [UK] – Adolphus Hailstork [USA] – Richard Stanbrook [UK-WP] – Ken Davies [USA] – Stephen Montague [USA] – Adam Fergler [UK] – Marc Yeats [UK-WP]
There are three world premieres in the concert [WP]

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

further details


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Marc Yeats: Sound and Music Sampler picks


Sound and Music have invited DIVAcontemporary associate artist Marc Yeats to select four new music events from the next fortnight.

1/ Richard Uttley – Ghosts & Mirrors
2/ MECHANIKA – Live Music with Visuals
3/ Lux – Filharmonic & Harmonica Botanica
4/ Blue-Eyed Hawk – Album Launch Tour

Read more :: link

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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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