A new Kettering centred version of Kathy Hinde and Ed Holroyd’s Echo Location sound map has been commissioned by Fermynwoods Contemporary Art as part of their Sounding Out project.
Sounding Out is part of The Mighty Creatives Young People’s Locally Based Arts and Culture Programme. For Sounding Out, Fermynwoods are working with students with and without disabilities, who are attending schools in Kettering in order to develop their skills and knowledge of music and sound art.
During Phase 1 of the project students will take part in Echo Location workshops in and around their schools, work with artist David Littler to explore tactile connections between sound and visuals, plus visit sound art and music performances.
Students will explore new sound worlds, new ways of creating and performing music, interact with and direct musicians, whilst gaining experience of developing these skills in an exciting and visually stimulating performance environment.
Phase 2 will see students commission and create a fully accessible, relaxed orchestral event, featuring new music, for members of the public in Kettering
In addition to Kathy Hinde and Ed Holroyd, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art is working alongside Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust, Orchestras Live, and David Littler for this project.