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Saturday 07 May
Arnolfini Dark Studio, 11:00 — 18:30

Sunday 08 May
Arnolfini Dark Studio, 11:00 — 18:00

PERFORMANCES: Saturday 7 May at 16.00 & 18.15, FREE, no ticket required, 25 mins approx, please arrive promptly

Earth Din is an installation by Bristol sound artist Shirley Pegna. stemming from recordings of earth activity picked up in Bristol via a seismometer. These sounds originated from Indonesia (7,595 mile distance) Greece (1,765 miles distance) and Fiji (9,959 miles distance), travelling underground and picked up through the stone of the Wills Tower at the University of Bristol with the help of Dr Ophelia George. Other sound sources include electrical currents and naturally occurring sferics picked up by radio receiver and plucked from the ionosphere 30 miles above the north coast of Svalbard, Norway.

The space will be activated by two performances in collaboration with leading UK contemporary musicians, with Pegna joined by Welsh violinist Angharad Davies and improvisor-composer Dominic Lash. The trio’s improvised sound, bass violin and cello, will interact with the field recordings, leading us through the planetary sound scape.

Installation created with Sony Lee Lightfoot. Technical adviser Matthew Olden. Artwork Louie Pegna.

Shirley Pegna

Shirley Pegna is a sound artist, musician and composer interested in sound as a material. Her practice encompasses both long distance and very close up realms of sound found in our environment. More

Dominic Lash

Dominic Lash is an improviser and composer. After being based in Bristol for ten years - during which time he collaborated often with the likes of Seth Cooke, Matthew Grigg, Tim Hill, Tina Hitchens, Yvonna Magda, and James Saunders - he has recently relocated to Cambridge. More

Angharad Davies

Angharad Davies is a Welsh violinist based in London working with free-improvisation, compositions and performance.  Her approach to sound involves attentive listening and exploring beyond the sonic confines of her instrument, her classical training and performance expectation. More