Chris Watson, Searching for Diamonds, 2014. Photo: Colin Davison, courtesy of AV Festival 14

Chris Watson, Searching for Diamonds, 2014. Photo: Colin Davison, courtesy of AV Festival 14

Chris Watson, Searching for Diamonds, 2014. Photo: Colin Davison, courtesy of AV Festival 14

Chris Watson, Searching for Diamonds, 2014. Photo: Colin Davison, courtesy of AV Festival 14

Chris Watson, Searching for Diamonds, 2014. Photo: Colin Davison, courtesy of AV Festival 14

Chris Watson, Searching for Diamonds, 2014. Photo: Colin Davison, courtesy of AV Festival 14

Chris Watson, Searching for Diamonds, 2014. Photo: Colin Davison, courtesy of AV Festival 14

Chris Watson, Searching for Diamonds, 2014. Photo: Colin Davison, courtesy of AV Festival 14

Chris Watson, Searching for Diamonds, 2014. Photo: Colin Davison, courtesy of AV Festival 14

Chris Watson, Searching for Diamonds, 2014. Photo: Colin Davison, courtesy of AV Festival 14

Chris Watson, Searching for Diamonds, 2014. Photo: Colin Davison, courtesy of AV Festival 14

These sound walks with Chris Watson explore the particular sounds stored along Embleton Bay, which have informed his new Festival commission. The guided walks will begin at Low Newton and end at Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland.

The new commission captures the voices and rhythms locked inside the Dunstanburgh Diamonds, from Low Newton to Dunstanburgh Castle. These ancient black dolerite stones are part of the Great Whin Sill, which lies exposed along parts of the coast whilst the surrounding landscape has been eroded around it. Countless tides have shaped the Whin Sill into smooth boulders that murmur, groan and growl with each passing ebb and flow. The new composition extracts the spirit of historic events and memories that have been stored in the stones for generations.

This event is part of our Digging for Sound weekends of new commissions, concerts and walks focusing on the geology, topography and mining legacy of the North East England landscape.

Credit
Curated by AV Festival.

 

Chris Watson: Searching for Diamonds

 £5

Sat 15 March and Sat 22 March 2014

Sat 15 March 2014, 9am
Sat 22 March 2014, 9am

Low Newton Carpark

Meet at car park at
Low Newton-By-The-Sea
Northumberland NE66

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