Friday 21st May 2021 to
Saturday 12th June 2021
Medway Swale Estuary Partnership launch a unique Riverside Sound Walk, as part of the broader Riverside Soundings project. The audio, created by artist Jane Pitt, is available for people to listen to on headphones whilst following a route of the area around Rochester Riverside and The Esplanade.
The recordings seek to heighten the rich sonic environment of the area, layered with spoken word describing the landscape and river views. For anyone unable to follow route physically, we invite you to follow the route from your home, imagining the surroundings using the audio as a prompt.
Listen to the Riverside Soundings
Free Sound recording workshop - Medway Towns Rowing Club
10.30am - 12pm, Friday 21 May
As part of our Riverside Soundings project, join local artist Jane Pitt for this FREE sound recording workshop. All recording equipment will be provided, but participants with their own equipment are welcome to bring that along as well. Jane will also show participants, how best to use their mobile phones to record sounds. Please remember to wear sensible clothing as all the workshops will take place outside and will involve some walking. Spaces are limited to 5 people per workshop and will be Covid secure. Children (aged 12 +) are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Please e-mail at: [email protected], to book your place(s). Meet at the entrance to the rowing club.
About the artists
The Medway Swale Estuary Partnership is a not-for profit organisation established in 2000. Our work focuses on the understanding, conservation and promotion of the estuary’s natural and cultural heritage. For Riverside Soundings, we are working alongside Jane Pitt, a local interdisciplinary artist with a special focus on sound & sensory perception. Jane makes soundtracks, sound maps, graphic scores and site-responsive work on land, water, in moving vehicles, online and on radio often in active participation with the public. Her work evokes a heightened awareness of environment and encourages a curiosity in the complexity of a place through sound, history, landscape and language.
Photo : Jane Pitt