sounds of the Neolithic :: download

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Bandcamp CD download for World Listening Day 2016 ‘sounds lost and found’.

Digital soundscapes that explore four of the important Neolithic and Bronze Age barrow groups on and around the South Dorset Ridgeway. The soundscapes involved research, field recording, studio work and editing with sound work distributed through aporee, the global sound map aporee.org/maps/, open studio events, soundcloud, spreaker digital radio and as content for three GPS triggered Apps being developed for the South Dorset Ridgeway.

track 1 – The Grey Mare and Her Colts with Sir John Colfox School Students

track 2 – Kingston Russell Stone Circle with Weymouth College Students

track 3 – Bronkham Barrow with Beaminster School Students

track 4 – Culliford Tree Barrow with Dorset Studio School Students

Recorded as part of Land Bone & Stone, South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership, Heritage Lottery Funded Project: enabling people and schools to better enjoy, learn about and care for this remarkable landscape in the Dorset AONB.

Download includes:
12page full colour booklet with details of how to download and access 3 Land Bone & Stone GPS triggered Apps.

produced by David Rogers
at DIVAcontemporary STUDIO, Bridport, Dorset UK

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World Listening Day 2016 :: Sounds Lost and Found

IMG_5292Monday 18th July World Listening Day 2016
www.worldlisteningproject.org

World Listening Day 2016’s theme, “Sounds Lost and Found,” calls on reminiscing, listening and observing what changes in our soundscapes have occurred in recent decades—be it language, nature, technology, music or even silence itself. For “Sounds Lost and Found,” we invite you to dig into crates of vinyl and cassettes, dive into digital archives, and engage deeply with memories and unheard languages to rediscover or identify these “lost sounds.” In doing so, “Sounds Lost and Found” hopes to spotlight the need for effective and accessible conservatory efforts to be implemented to preserve some of these sounds—whether those efforts include archival projects, changing our daily practices or supporting the preservation of indigenous languages and engaging with the keepers of and archiving fading oral traditions where that seems impossible. We can protect and celebrate sounds whose vitality can be vulnerable and fragile.

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International Dawn Chorus Day :: download

CD booklet IDCD

S O U N D C A M P – Sunday 1st May 05.00am – 01.00pm

track 1 – Theo Sudbury-Slight :: Dawn Chorus [B3162] 05.00 – 05.02am

track 2 – David Rogers :: Dawn Chorus [Reveil] 05.00 – 05.58am

track 3 – Mandy Rathbone :: Dawn Chorus [Crepe Farm] 05.15 – 05.21am

track 4 – ivon oates :: Dawn Chorus [Broadoak Rd.] 06.35 – 06.49am

track 5 – ivon oates :: River Simene [Symondsbury Estate] 07.35 07.44am

Recorded as part of S O U N D C A M P :: Reveil 24 hour live Broadcast, on WAVE Farm USA and Resonance EXTRA UK.

Download includes:
12 page booklet with images by
Julia Hutton | Mandy Rathbone | ivon oates | Nigel Slight | David Rogers.
IN THE WOODS .mov by Theo Sudbury-Slight and Nigel Slight

produced by David Rogers
at DIVAcontemporary STUDIO, Bridport, Dorset UK

a big thank you to SoundCamp [soundtent.org] – Dawn Scarfe, Grant Smith and Maria Popadomanolaki for the opportunity to be part of this years project.

S O U N D C A M P supported by Arts Council England, B3Media, Heritage Lottery Fund, Southwark Neighbourhoods Fund, private supporters, SHED, DIVAcontemporary STUDIO.

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All Trees are Clocks :: exhibition at Bournemouth University

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A multi-media exhibition, part of Bournemouth University’s ‘Festival of Learning’.

The exhibition presents the results of recent research into the impact of climate change on the ecology of the New Forest, together with photography by Paul Allen, and a soundscape by Emily Burridge (‘cello), Karen Wimhurst (vocals) and Adrian Newton (field recording).

 

Bournemouth University
Atrium Gallery
Talbot Campus
Poole

11am – 5pm
Saturday 25th – Wednesday 29th June

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sonic coast :: sounding shore 2016

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Whitstable Biennale 2016
Saturday 4th June 11am-5pm on the beach near Keams Yard
link to programme notes

Channel 1 : Live Performance
Marcus Leadley • Xylitol • Nemeton [Adrian Newton] • Lab of Sonic Possibilities [Tansy Spinks and Iris Garrelfs] • Nicolas Freeman • Greg McLaren • Emmanuel Spinelli • Luke Scott and Lewis Wolstanholme • Douglas Benford • Daniel Ross • Ingrid Plum • Charles Vaughan and Tim Gardiner

Channel 2 : Recordings
Magz Hall • David Rogers • Marcus Leadley • John Levack Drever • Rob Mackay • ivon oates • Marjorie Van Halteren & Jeff Gburek • Benjamin Dallimore-Symonds • Jasmine Guffond • Jon Pigram • Rob Mackay • Jess Irvine • Mandy Rathbone • Salad Producer

supported by
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Performance opportunity at Whitstable Biennale 4th June 2016 [11am – 5pm].

Listeners2Whitstable Biennale will be taking place on the Kent coast during June, once again David Rogers, Mandy Rathbone and I will be running a ‘silent’ sound-art event on the beach as part of the Satellite programme. http://www.whitstablebiennale.com/programme/satellite/

If you are interested in performing please reply to me directly at marcus@marcusleadley.com with a brief proposal – outlining the form of the work, the equipment you will be using and any specific technical requirements*. Ideally the work should engage with the location or, more generally, with coastal themes. I anticipate being able to offer time slots of between 10 minutes and half an hour.

I will be providing a 6-channel mixer, an RF transmitter to broadcast the work and 15 sets of wireless headphones for our audience. I’ve taken part in the last 3 biennales and there’s always a good crowd of interested spectators. The biennale attracts people from all over – and it’s a great excuse to hang out on the beach, where multiple events will be taking place. You never know, if the weather’s fine I might even break out the BBQ!

In terms of practicalities, people traveling down from or via London can use the Biennale shuttle bus (usually departs from Bethnal Green), which has cost just £10 in previous years. The National Express return coach fare from London (Victoria Coach Station or New Cross) is £16.20. Whitstable also has a train station and it’s about an hour’s drive from South London.

If you cannot take part and would like to contribute recordings for the Channel 2 recorded programme, please get in touch via email. For convenience on the day contributions will be burnt to master CDs so 44.1/16 AIFF or WAV files please, up to 10 minutes (approx.) in duration.

(*note: the system is powered by a 12V battery/inverter set up so it’s fine for laptops, interfaces, and other equipment running on 9 – 18V supply only. If you require special cabling/connectors you will need to provide these yourself).

Marcus Leadley [associate artist]

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Listen Now to Reveil on Resonance EXTRA

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https://extra.resonance.fm/

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Reveil 24 Hour Broadcast 2016

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REVEIL relays the sounds of live open microphones provided by streamers around the world. Link to Locus Sonus sound map.

5am London time (UTC 0+1) on Saturday 30 April to 6am on Sunday 1 May

Starting on the morning of Saturday 30 APR just before daybreak in Rotherhithe near the Greenwich Meridian, the Reveil broadcast tracks the sunrise west from microphone to microphone, following the wave of sound that loops the earth every 24 hours.

Sounds are provided by the Locus Sonus network and other streamers, together with a collection of live audio sources assembled for this broadcast.

REVEIL is different from the vast majority of radio available online: it is not dedicated mainly to music or talk, and none of it is pre recorded. Each sound is propagating live somewhere in real time.

Our aim is to open a space for listening to something else – especially, but not exclusively to non humans and from wild places – and in the course of one earth day to provide a sketch of this emerging field. Link to SoundCamp

DIVAcontemporary SoundCamp live broadcast Sunday 1 May 5am – 6am (followed by a listening walk and audio editing workshop 6.30am – 1pm).

Use the #Reveil2016 hashtag to join us online.

Soundcamp 2016 is supported by Arts Council England, B3Media, Heritage Lottery Fund, Southwark Neighbourhoods Fund, private supporters, SHED.

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observation 1 & 2 :: two new works from Marc Yeats’ The Observatory Residencies

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‘observation 1’ [ovington down] dedicated to Sadie Harrison [composer].

‘observation 2’ [oxey marsh] dedicated to John McLeod [composer].

Live recordings of ‘observation 1’ [ovington down] and ‘observation 2’ [oxey marsh] on the 12th April 2016 at St. Thomas and All Saints Church, Lymington, Hampshire with ‘zero theorem:’ Eugene Lee, Minsi Yang, Stephen Upshaw, Patrick Tapio Johnson

The world premiere performance of Marc Yeats’ two string quartets, observation 1 & 2, composed as part of his response to being Composer-in-Residence to SPUD’s The Observatory Residencies at Winchester Science Park and the South Downs National Park along with the Salt Marshes, Lymington.

Recordings by David Rogers and Mandy Rathbone from DIVAcontemporary.

You can find out more about Marc’s Observatory residencies here: marc-yeats.co.uk/blog/category/co…the-ob­servatory/

 

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Desk/Work Spaces available

IMG_1612Desk/Work Spaces still available on a short or long term basis
(daily/weekly/monthly) at DIVAcontemporary – creative media organization.

The studio is situated in a peaceful rural location on Crepe Farm Business Park,
between Bridport and Symondsbury.  Link to Map.

We have excellent wifi connectivity and kitchen facilities for tea/coffee
making.  Overall the space provides an excellent creative environment.

For more information, or to arrange a viewing, email David or Mandy
info@divacontemporary.org.uk

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