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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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Fortune Tellers

Documenting the making of ‘Fortune Tellers’, a data driven interactive sound sculpture created for the MoCA Shanghai Pavilion – Courtesy of the AN Travel Bursary for extraordinary and inspirational research

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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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Not a daily blog!

Not a daily blog! Meant to be but due to lack of internet access it has been reduced to this. It actually made the residency better as there were no distractions. Just finished Prefab-Lab with  curators, Elaine Fisher and Lucy […]

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The Shape of Sound and Light

PREFAB-Lab is a creative laboratory for observing, exploring and debating the artistic triangle: practice, research, exhibition.

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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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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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Recovery: strengthening me and my practice..

Whilst recovering from my hip replacement I have spent the time building a website, considering my practice, talking to my mentor and applying for funding. I have been able to spend time actually reading other people’s blogs, articles and dang […]

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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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“Sound Scape” 2016 – a-n Professional Development Bursary 2016

I was delighted to hear I had been awarded an a-n Professional Development Bursary as I had already started on my project “Sound Scape” a collaboration between myself and Julia Harding, musician and composer for this work and this will provide the wherewithal to […]

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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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Project Brief and First Site Visit

Glen Finglas sits within the Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty and the wider area is one of the largest outdoor recreation areas within Scotland. The Glen is between Callander and Brig O’ Turk […]

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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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