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Torry Sound Project
00:00 on 30 November -0001
Torry Sound Project is an Artist-in-Residency project hosted by sonADA (Sonic Arts Days in Aberdeen), a new sonic art festival in North East Scotland. As part of the programme at Seventeen, Aberdeen’s creative hub, this project offers an opportunity for an emerging sound artist based in North East Scotland to engage and communicate with the local area and people of Torry and create a site-specific new work.rnrnIn this Torry Sound Project we aim to re-discover and re-illuminate some of the unique characteristics of the area by working together with the selected sound artist and people in Torry. Torry is an area rich in history, with a distinctive geography. Connected to Aberdeen city centre via three bridges, Torry has had an equally strong relationship with the sea. For centuries people in Torry have engaged in many kinds of navigation. Recently new migrating communities have arrived, making their own sense of this connected yet detached place and mixing with others who have longer, more grounded histories and stories to tell of the area. How do these different narratives of place meet and how can we navigate them?rnrnAfter a competitive selection process in June, Torry Sound Project is delighted to announce that North East duo Gemma Connell and Angela Main have been selected as Project Artists.rnrnrnPROPOSED PROJECTrnrnTorry 24rnrn‘What are the rhythms that Torry reveals? How do they sound?’rnrnTo explore this question, in Torry 24, the artists will immerse themselves in all aspects of Torry – staying in the community, recording sounds, finding objects, listening to stories from residents and collecting photographs and film. Using the collected sound material as the heartbeat of the project, they will then produce a 24 hour physical performance of movement and spoken word representing their hourly experiences in Torry. The resulting performance and showcase will take place in Torry in September 2015 and at Seventeen in October 2015. Both performances will be streamed live online.