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Representatives from Red Note Ensemble met with Cherry Road day centre management and Artlink to begin planning for performative work based on the idiosyncratic sound preferences of five young men. All respond to sound, either through using internal sound to pacify or as a way of understanding routine. We want , with this work to... Continue Reading →
For the last eight months, I have been working closely with artist Wendy Jacob and carers at Cherry Road on the Sound Diary Project. I have been helping Wendy to ask questions to carers about the soundscapes around them, and the individuals they work with. This has been a journey, observing and exploring what it... Continue Reading →
Miriam meets every other week with the team, looking at the notes that have been collated, giving Wendy Jacobs feedback, agreeing the next step.
Emphasis is on the detail - where sound is heard and what sound is heard. Staff collate this information. The posters were placed throughout the centre for staff to see all the note taking they had accumulated
To ensure that staff understood the relevance of collating information on the sounds that interested the people they worked with, we flooded the centre with sound portraits. Each portrait used the information staff members had given in note form and ever so slightly reworked it. They loved it! They said that it helped them make... Continue Reading →
Wendy wanted staff to write sound diaries, recording the sounds that surround the individual. As Wendy lives in America, we decided to enlist the assistance of artist Miriam Walsh who would collate the diaries and set different tasks. Acting as the link between Wendy and care staff. The group established a way of storing the... Continue Reading →