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Day #31

  (Joseph) My memento mori for the trip – recorded out of the window late last night at high tide. I’ve applied a lo-cut filter to minimise the sound of the nearby harbour boats and the constant generator hum that comes from them. Goodbye Shetland […]

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Day #30

(Joseph) Almost done and definitely half a mind (most of the time) on going home now… It felt like the Open Studio was the last proper day of the residency. Today was taken up with admin at the booth, followed […]

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Day #29

(Joseph) A day off… A chance to explore and be tourists for a day – with the mics ever present, recording as we go… First stop, the Horse Fair at Cunningsburgh, on the same site as the recent agricultural fair. […]

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Day #27

(Joseph) Only 3 more days to go until we leave the Shetland Isles for now and time has literally flown… We spent the morning clearing out the downstairs painting studio (which we have never used) in preparation for our Open […]

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Day #26

After an uneventful day working away in the booth whilst the rain continued to pour down outside, the skies finally cleared for a while and we headed outside. I didn’t have a particular plan in mind, but I thought it […]

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Residency Day #1

(post by Kay) A bit of background to how we ended up here: Five years ago I was commissioned to deliver a participatory public art commission by Shetland Schools Service for Olnafirth Primary School in Shetland. I spent several months […]

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Burra Beach

The bleak and startling beauty of the Shetland Isles. We look forward to returning in the summer…

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Da Gadderie

The gallery space at Shetland Museum. Our plan is to dim the lighting; install ceramic tiled panels on the walls (with spotlights to highlight them) alongside a multi-speaker sound installation, recorded in the surrounding areas. An audio-visual evocation of landscape […]

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In A Shetland Landscape

A collaborative project between sound artist Joseph Young and ceramist J Kay Aplin to create a body of work that responds to the landscape of the Shetland Isles, inspired by the practice of John Cage.

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