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Spectacuar Seasons: Glen Finglas Volunteer Perspectives

After last weeks technology issues, I’ve returned to editing new material with enthusiasm. The new tracks below are the written work of Glen Finglas volunteer Gill Walker (@Gillw10). Gill is a keen outdoor and environmental enthusiast and a current upland […]

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Audio Extras and Thwarted by Technology

It’s been a wee while since my last blog update so this post will cover a few things that have developed in the project from June. I have collected some additional field recordings over the last two weeks including some […]

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Poetry Slamming!

After a few weeks of reflecting on the audio that I have already completed, I was pleased to receive feedback from the Glen Finglas site ranger Gwen Raes. She is very happy with how the sound work is developing and […]

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The Collection

Having finished 14 diagram poems I’m ready to start finding order amongst seemingly random stanzas. These are all going to be framed for the exhibition as well as several of them being printed as a limited edition booklet for visitors […]

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Sounds Are All Around

After a few weekends of editing I have completed some of my tracks for the Interpretation Internship work. Six are finished to date – these all incorporate field recordings, creative writings that have been recorded as spoken word and recordings […]

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Walking with The Waste Land and more

This is a community based walking group which is using walking as a research tool for locating TS Eliot’s the Waste Land and selected other poems in Margate. Please feel free to join us for our next walk in Margate.

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Editing text in physical space.

Postit notes play a major role in my editing process, their sticky strips being the perfect place to line up the words that will later become diagram poems. I arrange the words thematically or by mood, with a different colour for […]

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More Creative Writings and Voice Recordings

Saturday saw my first session for voice recordings with my trusty helpers – Islay High School’s art and gaelic teachers Neil Galligan and Jason Bond. We began by using the art department as a location to record voices as it […]

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5-7-5: Sound Edits and Haiku

After my last site visit I’ve been mulling over how to tackle the audio compositions and how to compose the pieces from my field recordings. I have collected over 30 minutes of content to work with to date.   I […]

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3rd Site Visit – Sound Walking

On Saturday the 9th of April I visited Glen Finglas again with the idea to walk the same route as the previous day but this time to concentrate on collecting sound recordings that reflected the natural objects and environments that […]

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2nd Site Visit – Research Day

  Today marked my second site visit to Glen Finglas to develop my audio project compositions. I had offered a informal creative writing workshop to the site volunteers so that they could contribute to the audio project and be more […]

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Creative Writing: Abstract Inspiration

Through my discussions with the Glen Finglas site Ranger Gwen, we both agreed that the Audio Interpretation work that is created should have a creative and more abstract slant, rather than being composed of factual information, as the trust already […]

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2016 Audio Interpretation Internship with the Woodlands Trust

During spring 2016, I am volunteering at the Woodlands Trust’s Glen Finglas site near Callander in Scotland. I will be completing the Trust’s Audio Interpretation Internship post. This blog will reflect on my internship with the Trust and my audio work created for the placement.

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Comfort Blanket 2

  AUDIOBLOG – Please click here But then, on the other hand, there’s only so much courage I can muster. A girl needs a comfort blanket. Mr Jones can raise his eyebrows as much as he likes. It takes bravery […]

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Guts and Glory

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here You can only go with that gut feeling can’t you? In the studio, with the making, things aren’t going well. Everything either looks twee and stupid, or contrived and derivative of someone else, something else, […]

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Is the creation of art enough?

The factors that allow art to be selected for competitions, art galleries and public spaces seem to be somewhat abstract and arbitrary, especially in my case (but probably many others as well).  As when fellow artists, artist models and members […]

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Meet Alice

Over the last few months we have been working with Co3 Dance and the poet Louise Fazackerley, sharing ideas and using the garden space for more creative endeavours. As the garden is having a Alice in Wonderland theme, due to the tale […]

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Reactions

 AUDIOBLOG – Please click here Words and images are starting to appear in reaction to nine women now… My friend and huge inspiration, Heather Wastie wrote a poem inspired by her trip to Dudley. Heather is the newly appointed Poet […]

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Friday 19 June at the little museum of Ludlow

Morning: First of all, here’s the video link to my chaos / order talk, edited by Teresa Albor. www.vimeo.com/130677141 With Poet Martin Evans today. (Written in morning) Yesterday he was there on his own and the library was closed (foyer […]

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Week 99: 4th – 10th August

Since I’ve been researching art in museum practice, I’ve begun to notice more and more artists working with collections. In a way this feels somewhat reassuring as there is obviously an interest in the field in which I am working. […]

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