‘young creatives’ media group


‘Terpsichore’ a new experimental video from the young creatives at DIVAcontemporary STUDIO.

In Greek mythology, Terpsichore (/tərpˈsɪkəriː/; Τερψιχόρη) “delight in dancing” was one of the nine Muses and goddess of dance and chorus. She lends her name to the word “terpsichorean” which means “of or relating to dance”.

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Appeal of Bells :: Dorset County Association of Bell Ringers

Mini-Ring at the Kingston Maurward Open Day on Sunday 24th June.

DIVAcontemporary STUDIO co-directors Victoria Pirie and David Rogers spent an entertaining morning discussing the Appeal of Bells project with members of the Dorset County Association of Church Bell Ringers and young bell ringers.

Appeal of Bells – Memory and Memorial will be a celebratory event, an opportunity to remember the 33 Dorset bell ringers lost to conflict in WW1. Featuring a newly commissioned performance piece for voices and six bells performed in the Church of St Martin, Martinstown. David Ward (visual artist), collaborating with Orlando Gough (composer), has been commissioned by the Dorset County Association of Bell Ringers to make a multifaceted artwork for Armistice Day Centenary Weekend 2018. Part of a citizen-led commissioning programme, New Patrons (Fr.).

A collaborative project to mark the centenary of Armistice Day, 10th November 2018.

DIVAcontemporary (Bridport) and artconnexion (France) working with the
Dorset County Association of Bell Ringers.

supported by Fondation de France and West Dorset District Council

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sounding shore :: coast to coast – Whitstable Biennale 2018

sounding shore :: coast to coast – wireless headphone concert programme

Whitstable Biennale 2018
Saturday 2nd June 11am-7pm on the beach near Keams Yard
https://www.whitstablebiennale.com/project/the-sounding-shore-coast-to-coast/

sounding shore :: coast to coast is curated and facilitated by Marcus Leadley and David Rogers. It’s been a feature of the Whitstable Biennale since 2010. The event is again being produced as a collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London and DIVAcontemporary STUDIO.

Expect underwater sounds, home made instruments, the music of broken things, hidden sounds, elemental interactions and grand gestures… more

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SOUNDS HEXperimental by young creatives [download]

 

 

SOUNDS HEXperimental :: 30 minutes of intriguing sound experiments by members of the STUDIO’s Home Education Media Group.

The young creatives began the four week series of workshops by exploring the local environment, recording sounds and collecting objects. On returning to the studio they were given the task of responding and recreating the collected sounds. The resulting audio and collected sounds were then mixed, manipulated and brought together to create this 12 track (with 2 bonus videos) download.

https://divacontemporary.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-hexperimental

Tracks 1 – 8 – 12 by Theo Sudbury-Slight
Tracks 2 – 4 – 9 – 10 – 11 by Cosmo Sudbury-Slight
Track 3 by Poppy Moores (with George Green)
Tracks 5 – 6 – 7 by Rowan Watkins

bonus items:
movement.mp4 by Cosmo Sudbury-Slight
landscape.mov by Poppy Moores
10 page .pdf booklet by David Rogers

produced and mixed at DIVAcontemporary STUDIO by David Rogers
released March 31, 2018

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DIVAcontemporary STUDIO podcasts from the South Winterbourne Journey project

Contributions from Howard Bowering, Margaret Hearing, John Story and John Story Junior, reading the wartime reminiscences of Martinstown residents Ron Howard, Dolly and Harry Bowering. Bell Ringers: Robert Walters, Timothy F. Collins, Mike Pitman, D. John Knight, Howard J. Bowering and Robin J. Mears.

Recorded and edited by David Rogers.

In conversation with Mandy Rathbone
Recorded and edited by David Rogers
additional audio by Mandy Rathbone and ivon oates.

Contributions from Jim Godding, Lee House, Rachel Bailey, Grant Neven and members of the MCC Juniors.

Recorded and edited by Mandy Rathbone
additional audio by David Rogers.

DIVAcontemporary STUDIO
for the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership Project
Land Bone & Stone.

supported by Dorset AONB and the Heritage Lottery Fund

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DIVAcontemporary STUDIO Bandcamp releases

sound :: lost and found symphony
Link to download

Led by: Dr Marcus Leadley, James Bulley, David Rogers, Professor Adrian Newton. participants: ivon oates, Mandy Rathbone, Sarah West, Eva Fahle-Clouts, Jemima Talbot-Rogers, Yoshiki Ichihara, Han Joon Sung, Duncan Silvey, Guy Fleisher.

‘sound: lost and found’ was an encounter with environment that focused on sound and listening. A circular walk from West Bay to Bridport, Dorset, and back. Seeking out ‘lost’ and ‘hidden’ sounds – from inside objects, underwater sounds and electromagnetic sounds, recordings made during the walk were used to realise the Lost and Found Symphony, a soundscape composition produced during a live, improvised performance at the Salt House, West Bay, Dorset.

The Being Human Festival led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.Event supported by Goldsmiths University, London, West Dorset District Council, friends and family on crowdfunder.

Plastic Ocean [The Forest of Plasticity volume1]
Link to download

Plastic Ocean opens with Kate Moran, recording the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Canada, speaking of the detrimental effects by humans of sound on whales, in a 2017 Radio 4 interview.

ivon oates and David Rogers played a mix of ‘plastic sounds’ as a response to recordings of whales and dolphins, using the very same materials that pollute the oceans, to highlight the impending catastrophic imbalance to the environment.

The piece ends with the devastating statistic that ….

‘…. we are on the way to have the same weight of plastics in the global oceans, in 2050, as the weight of fish …’

Erik Solheim Executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme

The Forest of Plasticity [volume2]
Link to download

Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival 2017 [fringe]

Curated by Adrian Newton, a place of transformation and mutability. Where sound is plastic and plastic is sound. Sound art and experimental music by local and international artists, exploring sonic responses to ocean plastic.

The Forest of Plasticity [volume3]
Link to download

Broadcast on Bournemouth Beach by Adrian Newton

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Being Human Festival 2017 – Sound :: Lost and Found

Being Human Festival 2017 – Sound :: Lost and Found from David Rogers on Vimeo.

10 minute extract of the 55 minute improvisation performance using sounds collected during the day in and around West Bay, Dorset.

Saturday 18th November 2017
Salt House, West Bay, Dorset

Being Human Festival led by:
School of Advanced Study University of London
In partnership with Arts & Humanities Research Council and British Academy

Event partners:
Goldsmith College [London] and DIVAcontemporary STUDIO [Dorset]

Supported by:
West Dorset District Council

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young creatives :: Portland Spy Ring

Portland Spy Ring from DIVAcontemporary STUDIO on Vimeo.

‘Portland Spy Ring’ by Theo Sudbury Slight and Joseph Crocker part of the ‘No Right of Passage’ installation at the b-side Outpost, Portland, Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th October 2017 :: more

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Plastic Ocean by ivon oates and David Rogers download

Plastic Ocean
The Forest of Plasticity
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival 2017 fringe
[volume 1]

Saturday 28th October 2017 (11am – 4pm)
Bournemouth Beach (near to the pier)

Curated by Adrian Newton, a place of transformation
and mutability. Where sound is plastic and plastic is sound.

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The Forest of Plasticity :: Bournemouth Arts By The Sea Festival [Fringe]

Curated by associate artist Adrian Newton :: more
Saturday 28th October 2017 (11am – 4pm)
Bournemouth Beach
(near to the pier)

Welcome to the Forest of Plasticity, a place of transformation and mutability. Where sound is plastic and plastic is sound. Sound art and experimental music by local and international artistes, exploring sonic responses to plastic pollution. Featuring kinetic sculptures of ocean detritus sourced from Dorset beaches. Headphone concert and live performance.

Kate Moran, recording the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Canada, speaks on radio 4 of the detrimental effects by humans of sound on whales.

ivon oates and David Rogers (above) play a mix of ‘plastic sounds’ as a response to recordings of whales and dolphins, using the very same materials that pollute the oceans, to highlight the impending catastrophic imbalance to the environment.

‘…. we are on the way to have the same weight of plastics in the global oceans, in 2050, as the weight of fish …’
Erik Solheim
Executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme

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