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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All Work and No Play

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The closing date of ‘The Responses to Grafters: All Work and No Play’ exhibition, with work by associate artists Mandy Rathbone, David Rogers and Nigel Slight. At the People’s History Museum, Manchester, as been extended until Sunday 15 May.

All Work and No Play
Responses to Grafters: Industrial society in image and word
5 March 2016 — 15 May 2016
People’s History Museum
Left Bank
Spinningfields
Manchester M3 3ER

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S O U N D C A M P 2016

tent picAssociate artist David Rogers will be hosting a ‘SoundCamp’ in and around DIVAcontemporary STUDIO on Sunday 1st May beginning at 5am. David Rogers will be working with Mandy Rathbone, ivon oates, Victoria Pirie and invited artists.

‘SoundCamp’ is a series of outdoor listening events on International Dawn Chorus Day, linked by Reveil: a 24 hour broadcast of the sounds of daybreak, relayed live by audio streamers around the globe.

Reveil broadcast: 05.00 on 30 Apr – 06.00 UTC+1 on 1 May 2016

Further details about ‘SoundCamp’.

SoundCamp is coordinated in London by:
Grant Smith   self-noise.net
Maria Papadomanolaki   voice sound text
Kirsty Collander Brown   Roundhouse
Dawn Scarfe

Listen online at Wave Farm Radio, Acra, NY https://wavefarm.org/listen or http://comm.free103point9.org:8000/reveil.mp3.m3u and participating stations.

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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DADA garden

dadagardensCelebrating a century of Dada, in a garden setting.
Sunday April 24th, 1.30 – 6 pm. Free entry.
Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre [behind the Priest’s House Museum]
23-27 High St, Wimborne BH21 1HR

• Performances of improvised and experimental music
• Installations, sound art, horticulture, notallotments
• Experimental video, dada manifestations, things left behind

Featuring: Gerauschhersteller, Nemeton, Matthew Shaw, Dead Sea
Liner, Language Timothy!, Tom Daniel-Moon, Earhoof, Jack Chuter,
Jason Hazael, David Rogers – and more

mapHow to find Hilda Coles Centre
http://nemeton.org.uk/other/wimborne-contemporary-arts/

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‘Observation 1 & 2’ String Quartets

MY SPUD‘Observation 1 & 2’ String Quartets
by Marc Yeats
Tuesday 12th April 7 – 8pm at St Thomas Church, Lymington

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. The one-hour event includes an introduction to the residencies by Marc followed by the premieres of the quartets.

You can find out much more about Marc’s residencies on his blog, here: http://marc-yeats.co.uk/blog/category/composer-in-residence-to-the-observatory/

The quartets will be performed by ‘zero theorem’: Eugene Lee [violin], Minsi Yang [violin], Stephen Upshaw [viola] and Patrick Tapio Johnson [violoncello].

FREE EVENT (There is no need to book)

How to find St Thomas Church, Lymington

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Nigel Slight in conversation

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Associate artist Nigel Slight gave an entertaining, engaging and informative talk, to the ‘art group’ (organised by Anna Best) about his work, influences and creative process at DIVAcontemporary STUDIO on Thursday 24th March 2016.

Link to Nigel’s notes ……..

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