Making Sounds in a Wood
We have been exploring ideas for a sound performance in the boggy wood known as BytheWay, in Colehill, Wimborne.
Following a session earlier in 2017 led by sound artist, Adrian Newton, we decided to explore the idea of using sound recordings as the basis for our next small-scale production in the wood at BytheWay. We are working with Adrian to create a sound tapestry, with performance directed by Tony Horitz.
Using pieces of research as the starting point, we are considering sounds and images associated with the natural environment of the area and its history: stories of fairies and Jack o’Lantern and characters who passed through – the carters and drovers who gathered their animals there before market day, the soldiers in the pub and the travellers on the railway line which crossed the area.
We are working with Hannah Bosence, Countryside Officer for Christchurch and East Dorset District Councils, which manage the site, designated East Dorset’s first Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space.
You will find BytheWay Field at 244 Leigh Rd, Wimborne BH21 2BZ, signposted on the left as you drive out of Wimborne on the Leigh Road.
Thanks to East Dorset District Council for funding support.