Pent Happenings

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 works based upon geo-scientific data and research concerning the urban area of Foord in Folkestone, home to a community that has experienced a history of severe flooding due to its proximity to the Pent stream that flows between properties and below ground en route to the sea at Folkestone Harbour.

Pent Happenings - Foord Map
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Wind Chime

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.

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