Confluence MicroFestival of Experimental Sound 2022
Performed ‘Dark Dawn :: Bright Future’ a new work for field recordings and voice. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’. Curated by Professor Adrian Newton. Supported by Wimborne Contemporary Arts and electricbackroom STUDIO.
Link to Bandcamp download.
Wimborne Community Theatre river project event
undercurrents [Wimborne Community Theatre river project event] – public event and ‘live’ performance, working with Lynn Davy and Adrian Newton on the River Allen at Walford Mill Dorset. Published album on electricbackroom STUDIO BandCamp label. download available : more
sound fishing 2 [BEAF festival event 2021]
sound fishing 2 [BEAF festival event] – working with Lynn Davy, Adrian Newton and Arthur Newton – a weekend live stream event on youtube, from the River Allen, Dorset and published album on electricbackroom STUDIO BandCamp label. download available: more
International Dawn Chorus Day 2021 – Live broadcast
International Dawn Chorus Day 2021 – Live broadcast on locus sonus sound map, from electricbackroom STUDIO and published three albums on BandCamp of associate artists ‘soundings’ and ‘responses’ + video. downloads available: more
Sounds from the Gardens :: Discoveries & Secrets
Being Human Festival 2019
Live performance, sound walks and audio editing workshop. Collaborative project curated by Marcus Leadley (GUofL) and Adrian Newton, at The Horniman Museum, London.
Link to documentation.
Link to Saturday, participatory workshop/performance download.
Link to Sunday, artists live in the Bandstand download.
the museum of ecoacoustic phenomena
Bournemouth Emerging Arts Festival 2019
Live performance, lead artist sound walks and audio editing workshop. Collaborative project with Adrian Newton, Ambrose Seddon (BU) and Marcus Leadley (GUofL). A weekend of sound at the Bournemouth Natural Science Society Museum.
Link to documentation.
Link to download V1.
Link to download V2.
Link to download V3.
sound :: lost and found (Being Human Festival 2017)
Live performance, lead artist sound walks and audio editing workshop.
Collaborative project with Marcus Leadley, James Bulley and Adrian Newton.
Link to documentation and video.
Link to download.
soundings . . . Sound and Environment Conference Hull 2017
Collaboration with Dr. Marcus Leadley (GUofL).
Series of environmental responsive ‘silent’ events during the S&E Conference, Hull.
in the bakery
BandCamp download: https://divacontemporary.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-bakery
Video by Eva Fahle-Clouts and David Rogers
S O U N D I N G [S] ‘in the bakery’: mixed from a sonic installation, which took place on 6th April 2013, in a disused bakery – Bridport, Dorset UK – by David Rogers and Joe Stevens [metamedia]. The installation saw the artists investigate the intersections and relationships between architecture, space and sound. A live recording of the installation has been treated to create layers of textures to create a related but completely different work.
The work finds David and Joe shifting their approach to the uses of field recordings. Taking the artists into new directions in the editing of sound, integrating aspects of rhythm, signal processing and spatial recording within the framework of minimalist composition. Interrogating the perceptual boundaries between noise and music, researching the potential for sound to be embed back into the architecture.
sonic coast::metamedia open studio7
26th August 2013.
Performance audio available: https://divacontemporary.bandcamp.com/track/metamedia-live
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.
sonic coast :: metamedia
5th August 2013
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.
Supported by DIVAcontemporary Studio Bridport and Portland Sculpture Quarry Trust
MAKEaNOISE [art of noises]
9th March 2013 | 2 – 4pm
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.
Mandy Rathbone – divacontemporary.wordpress.com
David Rogers – davidrogersstudio.wordpress.com
Joe Stevens – 51degreesnorth.net/joe/
with MacBook Pro as ‘The Voice’ accompanied by the G3G5iMAC orchestra.
as part of the ‘art of noises’ MAKEaNOISE programme at DIVAcontemporary studio, the Staff (ages undisclosed) and Children (ages 2 – 4yrs) of St. Ronans Pre-School made a noise. recorded and mixed by David Rogers from an idea by Joe Stevens
link to DIVAcontemporary programme
link to podcast of full programme: Archived with electricbackroom STUDIO
link to downloadable 4 track studio version of performance: http://metamedia.bandcamp.com/album/makeanoise
‘sturzstrom’ :: ‘a landslide event for voices’ by Marc Yeats
Part of the choir for 2 performances. Audio recording (with Phil Phelps) – commissioned by the Lighthouse, Poole with support from the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the Paul Hamlyn Foundaton as part of Coastal Voices.
Link to video.
London 2012 Inspire programme.
8th June 2012 | 2 – 4pm
experimental performative collaboration between artists Mandy Rathbone, Joe Stevens and David Rogers. Focusing on site-specific acoustic interventions.
first mix [not included in final album]
all tracks edited and mixed by David Rogers
13th January 2012 | 2 – 4pm
experimental performative collaboration between artists Joe Stevens, ivon oates, Caitlin Copeland
and David Rogers. Focusing on site-specific acoustic interventions.
Limited edition CD no longer available.
Reissued 2022 on BandCamp: https://divacontemporary.bandcamp.com/album/resonance-stone
edited and mixed by Joe Stevens