Created in collaboration with ecopoet Chris Poundwhite, Green Language offers a unique perspective on the ever-present Folkestone Downs. Through a blend of transportive soundscapes and poetry, we explore its rich history and ecosystem of plants and wildlife and ask the audience to consider their relationship with this integral part of the local landscape.
Technology For Talking is a short animated film by director Jemima Hughes about Alternative or Augmentative Communication (AAC) – technology that gives disabled people a voice. The film was commissioned by the BBC for their BBC Ideas platform’s ‘Rethinking Disability’ strand, and is available to watch here.
Starling Broadcast is an electroacoustic sound art piece combining field recordings with improvised manipulation and digital synthesis.
Field recordings, made over three subsequent dusk evenings in late November 2018, capture the sound of starlings roosting beneath the Folkestone Harbour’s 1930s swing bridge.
Quarantine is a stop-motion short film by Astrid Goldsmith, about a troupe of Morris-dancing badgers living in the shadow of a quarantine facility. It was commissioned by the BFI and BBC4 as part of their prestigious Animation 2018 talent scheme and screened to a capacity audience at the BFI, before being shown on BBC4.
El Dorado is a triptych of soundscapes combining original music and field recordings that capture the unique sounds and biodiversity of Folkestone Warren: a designated local nature reserve (LNR) and site of special scientific interest (SSSI).
“The Warren has been termed the El Dorado and the “terra felix” of the entomologists. And not without reason.”
– Rambles Around Folkestone by “Felix”, 1913
House of Easement is a site-specific sound installation of Tudor style music specially composed in response to the ‘mock-Tudor’ public toilets at Pleydell Gardens, Folkestone.