Lithoscapes is a library of acoustical Impulse Response recordings made at a number of important geological sites found within the Kent Downs AONB. At each location a sound recording was made of a balloon being popped. This sonic information is processed to create a reverb effect, encapsulating the acoustic space, so that it can be reproduced and applied to other sounds. The web app allows the user to compose patterns of sound to play into their chosen lithoscape.
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Impulse Response recordings were made at sites across the breadth of the Kent Downs AONB, recognised for their geological significance and exemplifying the geo-diversity of the region: Peene Quarry, Lenham Quarry, Devil’s Kneading Trough at Wye, Dryhill Quarry, Oldbury Hill and Coldrum Long Barrow.
Lithoscapes was created for SALT + EARTH Festival, co-curated by Folkestone Fringe, Creative Folkestone and Kent Downs AONB, and installed at Urban Room Folkestone.
Photography and video of the field-recording process by Astrid Goldsmith.