History Revisited: Exploring the sounds and stories of Chatham Historic Dockyard

Collaborative installation, exhibited in the Mezzanine of Slip 3 at Chatham Historic Dockyard, between 4-8 May 2022.

The installation History Revisited presents tales of Chatham Dockyard, recounted by voices of the past and reflected on by voices of the present. It invites the listener to walk through 18 sound compositions created by students from Canterbury Academy Secondary School and my research team. Students were inspired to compose with field recordings of the Chatham Dockyard site, developing their pieces in workshops conducted by my research team in November 2021. The sonic works include sounds from the dockyard and interviews with former workers of the yard.

History Revisited was presented through the Music & Audio Arts Sound Theatre (MAAST), using 26 loudspeakers and three projectors at Mezzanine of Slip 3, Chatham Historic Dockyard. This custom surround sound system placed the listener inside the soundscapes, creating an enveloping and immersive sound experience.

back to Compositions from 2000 onwards

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