Soundmap: People & Place

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Soundmap: People & Place is an artist led project looking to connect communities and generations in Banff, Ladysbridge, New Byth, Sandhaven and Rosehearty.

Sound Artist Pete Stollery and Visual Artist Bryan Angus are looking to meet as many people as possible and to capture all the unique sounds of the area.

CONNECT ONLINE

For the time being, the project has moved online. You can follow and join in on social media - Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

There will be things to see and hear, opportunities to (virtually) meet with the artists, chances to learn digital skills and some fun artistic challenges. We hope social media can be a place for people to chat and connect.

Don't forget to use the hastag #soundmapabz

We hope to "see" you online soon.

Remember:

  • NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
  • LEARN NEW SKILLS
  • WORK WITH PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS
  • MAKE CONNECTIONS AND MEET NEW PEOPLE
  • TIME COMMITMENTS TO SUIT YOU
  • FREE TO TAKE PART

Anyone can get involved, and lots of groups of all ages have taken part already.

If you have any questions, contact Cultural Development Officer (North) Alison Brodie on email:

alison.brodie@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

WRITE A POEM

Earlier in the year, artists Pete Stollery and Bryan Angus were out and about meeting people and talking about sound in Banff, Ladybridge, New Byth, Rosehearty and Sandhaven. One of the people they met wrote this fantastic poem:

V for Victory Geese

Airborn
     Exhilaration
          Pinkness, “wink wink-ness”
Winter shape-makers over the New Byth skies

Wizz over to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to hear some sounds and try writing your own short sound poem.

Share what you've written with the hashtag #soundmapabz 

SOUND MAPS

Online maps of the sounds of Banff, Ladysbridge, New Byth, Rosehearty and Sandhaven are already taking shape in Google Earth.

To access the sound maps, you need to have Google Chrome as your browser. If you don’t have Google Chrome already, you can search for it using any web browser (e.g. Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox) and download it. If you need help doing this, here is a video tutorial:

Then you need to enter the web address for the sound map you want to access in to the Google Chrome address bar. You can copy and paste the addresses from here: 

https://tinyurl.com/soundmapbanff

https://tinyurl.com/soundmapladysbridge

https://tinyurl.com/soundmapnewbyth

https://tinyurl.com/soundmapsandhaven

https://tinyurl.com/soundmaprosehearty

Using a computer, smart phone or tablet you can listen to any of the locations. Click on the icons on the map then hit the "Play" button to hear the sounds, or click through them all by clicking on "Presentation". 

If you need help with this, use this video tutorial to talk you through. Skip straight to 3:20 if you only want to know about using Google Earth on a smart phone or tablet:

 

 

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