this Thursday (tomorrow) from 1000 to 1100
Soundscapes of Devon & Dartmoor. Richard will be delving into a wide variety of sounds that are particular to certain places of Devon and Dartmoor. Some of the recordings were made by sound artist John Levack Drever, and others, during the Sounding Dartmoor (SD) project (2000-2002). Tracks from SD range from the Dartmoor Railway at Meldon, a rookery near Dunsford and the River Dart at Newbridge to gathering sheep near Wistman’s Woods, the Moretonhampstead Carnival and terrier racing at the Widecombe Fair. (More info on Sounding Dartmoor at the end of this post.)
Richard will also be playing some of the many sound recordings he has made in Devon and on Dartmoor over the years. The programme will be a record of Devon in sound.
Listen live on Soundart Radio 102.5fm in the Dartington/Totnes area or listen live on-line at Soundart Radio or use the RadioiPlayer. You can also listen again at auneheadarts.org.uk — just look for “AHA Radio”. You can also subscribe free via iTunes by going here.
More about Sounding Dartmoor: Sounding Dartmoor was a collaborative project developed to investigate the sounds of Dartmoor as identified by local residents and visitors. Sound ‘nomination’ cards were distributed across Dartmoor in 2000/2001. The nominated sounds were then recorded –– they are of Dartmoor’s people, places and habitats (both natural and man-made).
During the course of the project Aune Head Arts hosted a series of over twenty ‘listening walks’ in a variety of different Dartmoor locations. These walks, which were attended by members of the general public, were led by sound artists, bird song specialists, musicians and Dartmoor ‘experts’.
Sounding Dartmoor was a collaboration between Aune Head Arts, The Digital Crowd and TESE (Touring Exhibition of Sound Environments). It was supported by a Research and Development grant from The Arts Council of England and the University of Plymouth.