Updated: May 7
Join me and others this coming Friday for a FULL LISTENING&VIEWING DEBUT of the final musical storytelling piece for my project Soundmapping Our 5 Square Miles, which takes inspiration from creative responses to people’s home soundscapes from all over Wales over the last three seasons.
It begins with a sound journey (audio only) into a cave of the imagination; moves on to an original story about a girl who becomes Wales’s most unusual song-collector; then into a re-telling of the folk-tale Cantre’r Gwaelod (the connection will become apparent); and lastly, a performance that brings our collective Sound Map back to life, with cello, voice and loop pedal.
So much work has gone into this epic project - with the fantastic filming skills and flexibility of Ashley Leung (Tiny House Creatives), storytelling mentoring with Lisa Schneidau, wild sound recordings and some film footage by Ben Porter, preparatory art guidance and soundmaps by Penny Tristram, sound technology assistance by Badger Brown, incredibly generous translation and Welsh language support from Annie Suganami, awesome performances by storytellers Bevin Magama and Fiona Collins and musician Bethan Lloyd in our October Cawl Carreg event, and the contributions of participants from all over Wales, who sent it their own drawings, words and sound recordings to become part of this.
Why not listen and watch together? (or if you have already heard/watched the first parts then join in later at the given times)
Starting at 8pm on Friday 7th May… Get comfy, bring your headphones and a journal! Light a candle?
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8pm: The Last Cave (AUDIO)
8.20pm: Carry on drawing if you like / make a cuppa / grab a glass bottle (with or without a drink inside). Then head to YouTube@Ailsa Mair Arts to watch the rest…
8.30pm: Listening for Utopia - The Story of Las (FILM)
8.50pm: Practice playing a note on your bottle / find some water to sing with…
9pm: Listening for Utopia - Mererid’s Tail (FILM)
9.25pm: comfort break / DRAW/WRITE IN YOUR JOURNALS…
9.30pm: The Soundmap (FILM)
AFTERWARDS: please leave comments/email your feedback, and any drawings you want to share!
IF YOU CAN’T WATCH ON FRIDAY, DO SO IN YOUR OWN TIME FROM FRIDAY NIGHT :)