The Forest of Plasticity 2017

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Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival 2017 [fringe]    

Curated by Adrian Newton, a place of transformation and mutability. Where sound is plastic and plastic is sound. Sound art and experimental music by local and international artists, exploring sonic responses to ocean plastic. Featuring kinetic sculptures of ocean detritus sourced from Dorset beaches, by Lynn Davy and Adrian Newton. Plus headphone concert and live performance.

The Plastic Oh No! Band - Interactive sound explorations featuring plastic objects collected from the Bournemouth shoreline :: Link

Nemeton - Sound artist based in Dorset, investigating deep ecology. A live performance featuring sounds entirely sourced from plastic objects collected from Bournemouth beach :: Link

ivon oates and David Rogers - Kate Moran, recording the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Canada, spoke on Radio 4 of the detrimental effects by humans of sound on whales. ivon oates and David Rogers played a mix of 'plastic sounds' as a response to recordings of whales and dolphins, using the very same materials that pollute the oceans, to highlight the impending catastrophic imbalance to the environment :: Link

'... we are on the way to have the same weight of plastics in the global oceans, in 2050, as the weight of fish ...'
Erik Solheim (executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme)

Max Bellancourt - Manipulated field recordings of the sea, coaxing and evolving counterpoint from plastic detritus, found on Chesil beach :: Link

Ingrid Plum - 'Gorgeously atmospheric vocal techniques woven around field recordings and electronics' The Guardian. Plum uses her voice with extended technique, improvisation, field recordings and electronics, to create layered soundscapes, spoken word and songs. Having performed and exhibited installation sound art and visual art since 2002, she creates work that sits between sound art, imrovisation, multi-media installation, neo-classical and contemporary Nordic folk music :: Link

Tansy Spinks - Is an artist whose research is currently located in sound and performance -
often using everyday objects as sonic devices. She runs the MA Fine Art at Middlesex University
and uses voice and violin in a number of different sites and contexts :: Link

Geauschhersteller - Imprrovising ensemble from Dorset, specialising in interpretations of works by experimental composers including John Cage, La Monte Young, Cornelius Cardew, Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros etc.. For this event the group played Oliveros' piece 'Sound Fishes' (1992) :: Link




Medium / techniques: Dictionary: Lost mould method where a chosen book is invested in a crystalline silica mo

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this case bronze. The false ledger

is an adapted ex-book. The refractory gloves conceal a miniature amplifier recording Klezmer music. The attached mp3 file is an example only, as a piece is being especially written for this work.