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HARK! Soundwalk launch event

26 May 2024

Regular hours

Sun, 26 May
14:00 – 16:00

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£0 - £20

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Leith Community Croft

Edinburgh
Scotland, United Kingdom

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Join us for the launch of soundwalk "HARK!", with live performances and a guided tour of the new installation with Deborah Shaw.

About

Live performances on 26th May will be from Aurora Engine, Croft Climate Chor, Ash Dickinson and Kirsty Law.

Soundwalk = a walk with a focus on listening to the environment

Announcing a new collaboration between Earth in Common and Deborah Shaw (Aurora Engine), supported by the National Lottery Community Fund’s Together for Our Planet Fund

Highlight recordings include environmental songs from Karine Polwart, works from Tinderbox Sparks Orchestra, stories from Edinburgh’s Gaelic community and Scottish International Storytelling Centre, poems from Ash Dickinson and Alec Finlay, folksong from Kirsty Law, sonic works from Siôn Parkinson and Aurora Engine, incorporating political themes of land rights, references to highland clearances and the Edinburgh housing crisis as local rents continue to increase.

Environmental organisation Earth In Common presents HARK!, an immersive soundwalk nestled within the grounds of Leith Community Croft. This unique experience will offer a tapestry of recorded compositions, soundscapes, poetry and stories, curated by composer and sonic artist Deborah Shaw (Aurora Engine), supported by Together for Our Planet fund. HARK! aims to foster a deeper connection to nature and reflect Earth In Common’s values regarding crofting, land and the intrinsic relationship between arts and the environment.

Approx.timings for the launch event

2-2:30pm - welcome and refreshments

2:30-3:15pm - Live performances by Aurora Engine, Croft Climate choir, Ash Dickinson and Kirsty Law

3:15 -4pm - guided tour of the curated recorded works with Deborah Shaw (curator)

NOTE: BRING your SMARTPHONE and set of HEADPHONES (per participant) 

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