International Dawn Chorus Day Sunday 2nd May 2021

International Dawn Chorus Day 2021 electricbackroom STUDIO
Symondsbury, Dorset UK
by David Rogers.

International Dawn Chorus Day is the worldwide celebration of nature’s greatest symphony. All across the world people rise early to revel in the sweet sound of birdsong, from rattling wrens in Rotherham to crooning cowbirds in the Caribbean.

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[Being Human Festival 2019 ‘Discoveries & Secrets’]

a festival of listening, walking and performance
Goldsmiths University of London at the Horniman Museum

Marcus Leadley • Adrian Newton • Ambrose Seddon • David Rogers + over 40 artists and ‘young creatives’

10.30 – 17.00 Horniman Museum London – Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November 2019

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Performance Programmes availalable as a download release on BandCamp


Literary & Scientific Institute, Bridport Saturday 6th July 13.00 – 18.00

A collaborative project with Adrian Newton, Ambrose Seddon, sound installations, talk and wireless headphone concert in the Literary and Scientific Institute, Bridport. further details.

available as a download release on DIVAcontemporary Bandcamp

A Bournemouth University project in collaboration with electricbackroom STUDIO.

the museum of ecoacoustic phenomena

BNSS Museum Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019 10.00 – 16.00

Museums are traditionally places of silence. Artefacts displayed in glass cases become objects solely of visual contemplation, even though sound is a central feature of our culture and society. To tell the story of modern science, we therefore need to make more of a noise. To achieve this, we focus on ecoacoustics, an emerging interdisciplinary field that explores the sounds made by species in human-modified and pristine environments. Ecoacoustics also lies at the interface of art and science, providing insights into how we humans are modifying the world around us, and raising awareness of our role in environmental change.

Audio downloads on bandcamp:

volume 1

volume 2

volume 3

Adrian Newton, Ambrose Seddon, Marcus Leadley and David Rogers, collaborative sound installations at the Bournemouth Natural Science Society Muesum.

A Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe event supported by Bournemouth University, Goldsmiths University of London and DIVAcontemporary STUDIO. further details.

sounding shore :: coast to coast

sounding shore :: coast to coast
wireless headphone concert Whitstable Biennale 2018
Saturday 2nd June 11am-7pm on the beach near Keams Yard

Collaborative ‘silent’ [headphone] sound installation with Marcus Leadley on the beach at the Whitstable Biennale 2018. Presenting 20 artists live and 30 artists pre-recorded works. Supported by Goldsmiths University of London and DIVAcontemporary STUDIO, Dorset. further details.

Download all 3 albums here:

PLASTIC :: OCEAN at Bridport Green Fortnight

Bridport Town Hall : : Sunday 22nd April 2018

ivon oates and David Rogers presented their audio work ‘PLASTIC :: OCEAN’ at the screening of ‘A Plastic Ocean’ by Craig Leeson, a Transition Town Bridport event during Bridport Green Fortnight.

PLASTIC :: OCEAN by ivon oates and David Rogers
Live audio performance recorded by Nemeton [40 min]

Download available on: BandCamp

sound :: lost and found

18 November 2017, 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
Salt House, West Bay, Dorset DT6 4HD, UK
Phone: 01308 459071

Website: further details

Download ‘sound :: lost and found symphony’ on Bandcamp:

Sound walks led by Dr Marcus Leadley, Goldsmiths University and James Bulley (London), Professor Adrian Newton, Bournemouth University and David Rogers (Dorset).

An encounter with environment that’s focused on sound and listening. Participants will need to be at the Salt House in West Bay, Dorset for 10am. After an introductory session we will undertake a circular walk from West Bay to Bridport and back. Specialist field recording equipment will be provided and you’ll be asked to seek out ‘lost’ and ‘hidden’ sounds – from inside objects, underwater sounds and electromagnetic sounds. Following an afternoon workshop session, which will focus on sound preparation, you will use your recordings to help realise the Lost and Found Symphony, a soundscape composition to be produced during a live, improvised performance at at the Salt House.

The Being Human Festival is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, this event is supported by Goldsmith University London, DIVAcontemporary STUDIO and West Dorset District Council, Dorset.