what’s on | MAY | JUNE | JULY 2015

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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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Associate artist Mandy Rathbone :: sunrise project

may sunriseThursday 21st May – Kingston Russell Stone Circle – Sunrise 5.15am
Two deer grazing over by the far fence as I arrived in the field.  Sadly I could not get my camera set up properly on time to get a really good shot of them.  I have bought myself a new zoom lens which would have been ideal but had not got lens on camera, or camera on tripod, before they wandered away.  Still magic though.
Mandy Rathbone

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‘endangered trio1’ at next Kinokophonography Night


Associate artist David Rogers sound piece ‘endangered trio1’ at Kinokophonography Night, British Library, London. Kinokophonography is a curated sound cinema event that features audio works from around the world.

poster2015Event Details:
Wednesday 27th May 2015
British Library
Foyle Suite
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB



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confluence microfestival of experimental sound and video :: Sunday May 17th, 3 – 6 pm.

confluence-6Associate artists ivon oates and David Rogers video works are being screened at confluence microfestival of experimental sound and video. Featuring Nemeton, Finglebone, Phantom Heron Seas, Matthew Shaw, Tom Daniel-Moon.

Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre, Wimborne.

Sunday May 17th, 3 – 6 pm.


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associate artist Marc Yeats :: composer in residence to the Observatory

IMG_6426Marc Yeats appointed Composer in Residence to the Observatory. Year 1 of the project will see residencies in the Observatory at Winchester Science Centre and Lymington/Keyhaven, Hampshire.
Marc’s Composer in Residence post
is supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts, SPUD and DIVAcontemporary :: more

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associate artist Mandy Rathbone :: April Sunrise

mandy-april-sunriseAfter 4 months of documenting sunrises at Kingston Russell, Monday 20th April 2015 promised to be the best of the year so far. The weather had been fine and clear for several days and the forecast for my chosen day was just as good. Getting out of bed at 4.30 a.m. was a bit of a struggle but once on my way to Kingston Russell, with the first hints of dawn in the sky, my enthusiasm and excitement kicked in.


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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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