A virtual wind chime, created in Puredata (Pd), reacts to real-time Met Office data. Wind speed and wind direction data is used to trigger a pentatonic scale of synthetic bell-like sounds. An automated text-to-speech recitation of the corresponding weather conditions is sounded at regular intervals, using descriptions from the Beaufort scale.
Real-time sea wave data, streamed from an observation buoy floating in the English Channel, is transformed into an evolving electronic soundscape.
Created in collaboration with eco-poet 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 ecosystem and consider our relationship to this integral part of the local landscape.
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.
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.