S O U N D C A M P live performance :: download

SOUNDCAMP 6th May 2017
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Performing live at DIVAcontemporary STUDIO Jenny Barrett, Nichola Christie, Gigi Sudbury and Nigel Slight, Adrian Newton, David Rogers.

SoundCamp live performance, a series listening events on International Dawn Chorus Day, musicians and artists responded to sounds transmitted live by audio streamers around the globe.

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S O U N D C A M P 2017 :: Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th May

DIVAcontemporary STUDIO programme: more

soundcamp 2017 streaming page link

Responses to Dawn Chorus in the STUDIO
Saturday 6th May [3.30-6.30pm]
4pm – Live performances in response to the dawn chorus by Nichola Christie, Jenny Barrett, Nigel Slight, Adrian Newton, and David Rogers.

International Dawn Chorus Day – in and around the STUDIO
The gates into the business park will be locked, please see map for directions.
Sunday 7th May [5.00am-1.00pm]
Live broadcasts from around the world.

5am-6am: Reveil – Live Broadcast from the studio

7am-9am: Sound Walk to Colmers Hill

9am-10.30am: Breakfast at Symondsbury Kitchen
(£10.50 + drinks – link to Breakfast Menu)

11am-1pm: Sound Editing Workshop

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.

Listen on: Resonance EXTRA, Wave Farm and in whole or in part on participating stations.

Link to participating venues

soundcamp supported by:

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John Berger :: Ways of Remembering


responses to Berger :: ‘ways of remembering’
Saturday 22nd April [2-5pm]
at DIVAcontemporary STUDIO
A collaborative project between associate artists Eva Fahle-Clouts, David Rogers and Nigel Slight.

Associate artists curated event – programme Notes.

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young creatives :: open studio

Thursday 6th April 4 – 7pm
An opportunity to come and see/hear the work produced by the ‘HS group’ during their recent workshops at DIVAcontemporary STUDIO. :: more


‘Wonders of the World’
A ‘countryfile style’ look at the surrounding countryside, with a twist.

‘Darkness and Dancing’
An experimental film exploring captivity and freedom.

Audio Drama:

‘The Village Murders’

‘The Cow Hustlers Of Corscombe’

‘D.I. Julia’

Audio/Video Installation:

‘It’s contemporary!’

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Associate artist at strangelove

Associate artist Nigel Slight’s work is being screened at this years ‘strangelove’ International Time Based Arts Festival in Folkestone, at the Quarterhouse.

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Audio ‘drama’ workshop with young creatives

February – March: audio ‘drama’ workshops with a local home school group run by associate artist David Rogers. :: listen in

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South Winterbourne Journey Event


Saturday 28th January 2017 from 2.30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Martinstown Village Hall (Martinstown, DT2 9JU) a free event showcasing the results of the South Winterbourne Journey Arts Project. Tea, coffee and cake available.

2.30 pm :: Doors open
2.45 – 3.00 pm :: The South Winterbourne Journey – (Film)
3.00 – 3.15 pm :: Steve Wallis, DCC Archaeologist
3.30 – 3.45 pm :: Chris Slade, Creative Writing Workshop participant
4.00 – 4.15 pm :: Jacob Dew, Dorset Wildlife Trust
4.30 – 5.00 pm :: Dr Alan Chedzoy presenting some dialect poems
5.00 – 5.15 pm :: Marc Yeats, SATSYMPH, introduction to the Land, Bone and Stone apps.

The event is free and all are welcome :: more


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STUDIO + associate artists’ review 2016


DIVAcontemporary STUDIO and associate artists’ 2016 review [28page – 13.3mb .pdf] click here to download.

Highlights include: DADA nights, a celebration of 100 years of DADA – sonic coast :: sounding shore at the Whitstable Biennale – SOUND : MUSIC : ROBOT in West Bay – South Winterbourne Journey creative writing workshop – Young creatives audio video workshops.

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The Aged Medium Pacer


Following on from our interview with Jim Godding (Martinstown Cricket Club – The other MCC) we returned to record a selection of Jim’s cricket poems. ‘The Aged Medium Pacer’ is by Jim about his return to the game of cricket after a break and a number of years……..

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Forget Me Not

forget-me-notForget Me Not, a poignant new piece of music which sets to music the voices of people with dementia by DIVAcontemporary associate artist and composer Marc Yeats.

The Chapel, Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester DT2 1JY
08/12/16 – 10/12/16, 09-30 to 16-00 each day

Thursday the 8th of December at 13-00 – 14-00, come and speak to composer Marc Yeats at the Chapel.

Forget Me Not is a new composition by Somerset composer Marc Yeats. After spending time with patients with cognitive impairment such as dementia on wards at Yeovil and Dorset County Hospitals, Marc has created a choral installation with Choir By the Sea which evokes fragments of conversation, memories of place and a sense of what it is like to live with this condition. Empathic, strident and poignant the resulting work surrounds and immerses the audience in a cumulative cycle of patients voices. Forget Me Not is the result of a collaboration between Arts in Hospital based at Dorset County Hospital and the Dementia Care Team at Yeovil District Hospital who commission artists and musicians in the hope that the outcomes convey something of the experience of dementia and also shows how music helps people with cognitive impairment to live better lives. The project was supported by Arts Council England, Dorset County Hospital Charity, Yeovil Hospital Charity and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.


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