Following on from the success of the Sonic Coast Live series of concerts the studio is planning a ‘new music and experimental sound festival’ in Spring 2016. As a taster to the festval a number of ‘supporting’ events during 2015 and early 2016 are planned.
The first being ‘sonic coast :: sound week’ in July, sound and listening walks, audio editing workshops, a talk, podcasts and live broadcasts :: more _________________________________________________________
In February 2014, DIVAcontemporary associate artist and Chair, Marc Yeats was selected to be a 2014-15 Composer Curator with Sound and Music’s Composer Curator Scheme. Along with generous support from Arts Council England Lottery Funds, Sound and Music’s Composer Curator Scheme and WDDC, Marc, in partnership with DIVAcontemporary presented the Sonic Coast Live Concert Series.
The concert series is the creation of a new, vibrant platform to support the performance of exciting and innovative contemporary classical music by brilliant but lesser known UK and international living composers in rural Dorset where audiences have little opportunity to experience new music away from the major cities.
DIVAcontemporary is developing a strong national and international reputation for its work with field recording, sound creation and music production. Excitingly, this concert series built on our previous curatorial and live event successes but crucially developed our work with live contemporary classical music for the first time.