SOUNDING[S] :: GP Metals

ivonMark

Monday 16th February 2015 – ivon oates, Mandy Rathbone and Mark Hewitt exploring the dynamic potential of sounds at GP Metals, Dorset.

Scrapyard

We three are pilgrims.
Here to sound out
The tangles of metal
In respectful reliquaries.
 
In the dark heart of the hollow drum
Booms echo-thunder

We three are interrogators
Here to extract
The stained shrieks of steel
And the soiled moans of rusty iron

In the dark heart of the hollow drum
Booms echo-thunder

Through meaty earth thrust worm-wires
Where rivets lie in fossil beds
And mosaics of milky-green glass:
Tossed dice upon algae baize.

In the dark heart of the hollow drum
Booms echo-thunder

The wind-wall shifts
And bursting upon the ear
A brown bustle of hedge-chatter
Trills the cold bright air

In the dark heart of the hollow drum
Booms echo-thunder

Crow-heckled
We take our leave
With relics packed in plastic bags
Stowed safely in the boot.

In the dark heart of the hollow drum
Booms echo-thunder

From a distant hill little visions
Of tiny mechanicals
Embrace new bodies
For rituals of butchery and harvest.

Unravelling a final reckoning
The hazy confessions:
Carried upon the breeze the
Faint whisperings of their martyrdom.

Mark Hewitt

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SOUNDING[S] :: hooke wood encounters

 

Hooke Wood

Hooke Park is a 350-acre coppiced woodland in Dorset, South West England, that as been owned and operated by the Architectural Association, since 2002. The woodland contains a small educational facility centered on a woodworking workshop, that was established in the 1980s as a furniture and forestry college. The combination of the workshop, a working wood and the rich community and craft traditions provides a unique opportunity for a school of architecture, for experimentation and fabrication.

metamedia

Mandy Rathbone, ivon oates, David Rogers and Joe Stevens have been collaborating for two years, sonically exploring architectural spaces, focusing on site-specific acoustic actions and field recording. Their raw material consists of sounds originating from materials found in-situ, and from interactions with the space.   Recently metamedia have been exploring external spaces and have previously immersed themselves in the audio experience of Portland quarries and now Hooke Wood. Each recording in this podcast is a document of a specific moment in time in a specific location. The artists’ focus has been primarily on phonographies that reflect the spirit of place, its aura and resonance.

link to download SOUNDING[S] :: hooke wood encounters 4 track album and 13 page documentation.

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sonic coast :: metamedia

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Mandy Rathbone, ivon oates, David Rogers and Joe Stevens [metamedia]. Recording made during a live performance given by metamedia as part of sonic coast::metamedia open studio7 at DIVAcontemporary Studio 26th August 2013

http://www.spreaker.com/user/soniccoast/metamedia_live1

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sonic coast :: Mandy Rathbone

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/soniccoast/chesil_sounds

Chesil Beach on the Dorset coastline. Six locations along the coastline from West Bay to Portland, individually recorded and played back as one soundscape.

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sonic coast :: Joe Stevens

joesfilm

Reinventing the Landscape a GPS driven moving image work. That follows a walk around Portland marina with a soundtrack that features a treated version of the wind howling across the harbour.

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sonic coast :: David Rogers

PortlandStonev2

as part of sonic coast::metamedia open studio7 at DIVAcontemporary studio David Rogers installed a 4 screen audio video work, exploring the differing resonance of stones found in a stone quarry on Portland, Dorset.

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sonic coast :: ivon oates

tube4

The recorded sounds were recorded with binaural microphones, listening closely to drilled holes in the Portland stone and pipes deeply set into the rock.  The echoes , wind and bird created sounds  together describe the wide and expectant space,  a listening ear in the rock.

tube-pixs

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sonic coast

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Monday 05 August 2013

11:00 – 17:00

Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust, Drill Hall Gallery and Stone Work Space, Easton Lane, Portland, Dorset DT5 1BW

Ivon oates, Mandy Rathbone, David Rogers and Joe Stevens [metamedia] experiments in reinterpreting the landscape – working from and experimenting in the Drill Hall, sonically exploring Portland quarries, showcasing work in progress.

link to documentation of event.

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SOUNDING[S]

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MAKEaNOISE

artofnoises

link to documentation of event: http://divacontemporary.org.uk/audio/makeanoise/

link to studio audio album of works: http://metamedia.bandcamp.com/album/makeanoise

On March 9, 1913, during our bloody victory over four thousand passé-ists in the Costanzi Theater of Rome, we were fist-and-cane-fighting in defense of your Futurist Music, performed by a powerful orchestra, when suddenly my intuitive mind conceived a new art that only your genius can create: the Art of Noises, logical consequence of your marvelous innovations.

Luigi Russolo – opening paragraph of his letter to Francesco Balilla Pratella.

metamedia are:
Mandy Rathbone – divacontemporary.org.uk
David Rogers – davidrogersstudio.wordpress.com
Joe Stevens – 51degreesnorth.net/joe/
with MacBook Pro as ‘The Voice’ accompanied by the G3G5iMAC orchestra.

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