Sounds of the Neolithic

GMKRSCSounds of the Neolithic

Digital soundscapes that explore four of the important Neolithic and Bronze Age barrow groups on and around the Ridgeway. The soundscapes involve research, field recording, studio work and editing with sound work distributed through aporee, the global sound map, open studio events, soundcloud, spreaker digital radio and as part of an app being developed for the Ridgeway.

DIVAcontemporary associate artists working with young people recorded work in January and later in the year. Each team of young people worked in one location and developed, recorded and edited sound content based on archaeology, geology, the environment, tradition, myths/legends, contemporary views and thoughts about barrows and their place in the landscape.

Wednesday 29th – Friday 31st January 2014 :: The Grey Mare and her Colts with Sir John Colfox students

Open Studio ‘sounds of the Neolithic’

Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th April 2015 :: Kingston Russell Stone Circle with Weymouth College Students

Friday 26th, Monday 29th – Tuesday 30th June 2015 :: Bronkham Barrow with Beaminster School Students

Monday 28th September, Thursday 1st – Friday 2nd October 2015 :: Culliford Tree Barrows with Dorset Studio School Students

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Downloadable CD

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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.