Friday, 26 September 2008


image courtesy of Dawn Scarfe

The Georgian mansion of South Hill Park in Bracknell hosts the Sound:Space sound art symposium on Saturday 1st November 2008, bringing a packed programme of artist talks, installations and performance to the South East.

The "Kinetic Drawings" installation by innovative sound artist and kinetic sculptor, Max Eastley acts as the centre piece for this year's event, with a collection of Eastley's delicate, kinetic sound machines occupying our main exhibition space in the Bracknell Gallery, with selected complimentary exhibitions around the Mansion building.

The wood paneled, former library in the South Hill Park mansion is the venue for artist presentations during the day, including Max Eastley, Ray Lee and Norwegian sound artist, Jana Winderen.

Ray Lee’s massed whirling tripods have typically been seen in abandoned aircraft hangers, but he is currently touring the Siren” installation around the world, including the recent appearance at London’s Royal Opera House.

Special guest from Norway this year, Jana Winderen explores composition with recordings of the natural world – remote lighthouses, Norwegian glaciers and shoals of cod in the Barents Sea being some of her recent source material.

Touch’s Mike Harding explores the details of artistic motivation and practice during the “Tipping Point” discussion panel with Peter Cusack, Jana Winderen and Sight Sonic Founder, Tony Myatt.

The sounds of sunrise in Madagascar, night time insects in the Kalahari desert and the African savanna feature in the programme of the 60 seat Cinema, with three surround-sound installation recordings by Chris Watson. Alongside this, the curated reel of fourteen A/V works submitted for our international “Sound:Space – Screen” overview, includes a 3D video piece and works from USA, Taiwan, Switzerland, Finland and UK.

Closing the day will be a live performance by Max Eastley and Peter Cusack.

Discounted accomodation is available with a local hotel, and details of this, plus travel directions and full programme information can be found on the web at

South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, Berks RG12 7PA Box Office, tel: 01344 484123 Web:

Further Information:
Martin Franklin tel:01344 416261 e:

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