In response to the question “What’s happening, exactly?” posed by Folkestone Fringe, and as part of the MagiC Carpets platform, Pent Happenings is a series of audio-visual artworks based upon geo-scientific data, field studies and research concerning the urban area of Foord in Folkestone. The community has experienced flooding on at least four occasions in the past 120 years having developed around the Pent stream, which flows between properties and below ground en route to the sea at Folkestone Harbour.Continue reading Pent Happenings
A virtual wind chime, created in Pure Data (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.
Live sea wave data streamed from a marine observation buoy is transformed into a continually evolving electronic soundscape. Using the Pure Data (Pd) programming platform, the various measurements are used to shape and control the different parameters of sound.
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.