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Stour Valley Arts

   
www.stourvalleyarts.org.uk
info@stourvalleyarts.org.uk
t : 01233 664987
Ashford, Kent
England

  Stour Valley Arts In King’s Wood
White Hill, Challock, Kent, TN25 4AR

Stour Valley Arts Forest Studio
Buck Street, 
Challock,
 Kent
 TN25 4AR

The Stour Valley Arts' Artist Commissions also include sculpture, photography, video, sound and new media works.

 
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A Marriage in the King's Forest
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2009
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A Marriage in the King's Forest by Bethan Huws, was screened deep within King's Wood on 26 and 27 September, 2009.

In this film event the formal and informal rituals of a contemporary wedding reception are transposed from Margate's crumbling, subterranean Winter Gardens into the forest space. The work itself becoming a special event, bringing people together, and mirroring the social function of the wedding reception.

A Marriage in the King's Forest was commissioned jointly by SVA and Turner Contemporary.

photo: Charles Duprat from the Stour Valley Arts website

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STOUR marriage
A Marriage in the King's Forest

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King's Wood Symphony
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2007
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A commission by Stour Valley Arts and Wigmore Hall, King’s Wood Symphony uses the King's Wood at Challock, Kent as inspiration, performance space and instrument.

This piece, composed by Matthew King, creates a dialogue between the ancient woodland space and the contemporary urban environment. The work included horns, percussion and digitally manipulated sounds of the forest and was presented first as a grand symphony, with musicians playing and moving through a mile and a half of the forest, on 23 June, and secondly as two pieces of chamber music at Wigmore Hall, London, 30 June.

The electronic score is by Nye Parry with contributions from Mike Roberts, students from Guildhall School of Music and Drama and students from local schools.

photo: Stour Valley Arts and Darius Wilson

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STOUR symphony
King's Wood Symphony

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Score for a Hole in the Ground
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2006 - 2011
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Jem Finer's Score for a Hole in the Ground at King’s Wood is a post-digital work that relies purely on gravity and water to generate music.

Inspired by suikinkutsu, water chimes found in temple gardens of Japan, Score for a Hole in the Ground uses tuned percussive instruments, played by falling water, to create music. Finer describes his piece as 'both music and an integrated part of the landscape and the forces that operate on it and in it'.

The sound element of this piece is extremely subtle, affected by weather and requiring listeners to attune their ears to the ambient sounds.

photo: Jem Finer from www.scoreforaholeintheground.org

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STOUR hole
Score for a Hole in the Ground

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  Stour Valley Arts
www.stourvalleyarts.org.uk
info@stourvalleyarts.org.uk
t: 01233 664987

Elwick Road
Ashford, Kent
TN23 1NR
England

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