Archive for 2010
sea organs, the tidal answer to the aeolian harp: http://oddstruments.com/wave-hello-to-the-secret-power-of-sea-organs/
Saturday, 27 November 2010
… licht talks about the piece here: http://www.paristransatlantic.com/magazine/interviews/licht.html
Friday, 1 October 2010
a trove of masterpieces from wikimedia’s Weather In Art category: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Weather_in_art
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
We’re big fans of the Freesound Project here at Variable 4. The project is run by the Music Technology Group of Pompeu Fabra University in Spain.
We’ve decided to share our current archive of field recordings that we created for the Dungeness installation on May 22nd 2010.
You can download and listen to the field recordings under Creative Commons license here.
We’ll be updating this page with more recordings as the research period for our next installation gets underway. More news about that coming shortly!
we’re also seeking ideas for future locations to host the piece. know somewhere suitably wild/weird/wonderful? must have good weather.
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
A set of field recordings, made in and around Dungeness by Giles Stogdon – part of our research for the Variable 4 installation on Dungeness beach, May 2010.
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A lovely short film of the May installation of Variable 4 in Dungeness made by Rich Millington, who travelled up by coach to experience the event.
thanks to all who came down on saturday, we had a whale of a time. missing dungeness already.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Well, Variable 4 is over. With a neverending stream of tasks to attend to over the weekend, we sadly didn’t find the time to broadcast any live updates, but will be catching up with a series of wrapup blog posts.
After so many months of work, it was truly wonderful to finally be able to watch the piece in action as envisaged. The weather was beautiful — if consistent! — and it was great to have the opportunity to chat about the work with our varied stream of visitors. Thanks to all those who came down, and especially to the countless people who provided the project with their time and support.
An excellent last-minute addition was an unexpected visit from ITV Meridian’s weather team, who came down to Variable 4 to broadcast an on-site weather report on Friday night. You can see the excerpt on our Vimeo profile.
We’ve also been working with a very talented radio producer to create a short documentary feature, forthcoming on Resonance FM. Watch this space for details — plus several backlogged blog posts that we’ve not found the time to yet publish.
An idyllic afternoon, data testing and tuning the sound spatialisation. The weather forecast for Saturday suggests that the weekend will be similarly sunny. It’s perhaps unusual for the organisers of an outdoor event to be hoping for changeable weather!
just had a charming message from the estate of derek jarman expressing their well wishes for the piece. oh, dungeness!
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
coach tickets now all sold out – many thanks to all who’ve booked. we’ll shortly be emailing precise details of the departure location…
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
With its exposed location and amplified speakers, Variable 4 is reliant on having a nearby source of power and shelter. We’re fortunate enough to have both of these things provided for us by RNLI Dungeness, who have been endlessly generous with their time and resources in the development of the project. It’s no exaggeration to say that the installation would not be possible without them in anything like its current form.
The station guards the busy Dover Strait between Folkestone and Rye Bay, in the latest of many incarnations since its inception in 1826. Founded just 2 years after the formation of the RNLI itself, the station’s history is documented in an e-book available on their website: The History of the Dungeness Lifeboats.
Anybody joining us at the weekend will undoubtedly meet several of the crew; they will also be on hand with tea and coffee, providing another vital public service!
dry run successful, after many tribulations. and thankfully literally dry. many thanks to all who helped!
Sunday, 16 May 2010