Sound Strata at Woodhorn Museum

AV Festival presents Sound Strata of Coastal Northumberland, a sound installation by artist Susan Stenger based on a diagram of coastal geological formations from the River Tyne to the Scottish border, drawn by local mining engineer Nicholas Wood in 1838.

Using the diagram as a graphic score, Stenger transforms the geologic into the sonic in a 59-minute work that travels from Tyneside to the porphyritic rocks north of the Tweed, layering instrumental sounds, melodic patterns and signature rhythms from traditional Northumbrian music and dance to create a unique portrait of place.

The exhibition dates are 27 June – 26 July 2015, Woodhorn Museum, Ashington.

For further information about the piece see here


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