Historic Soundscapes of Chatham Dockyard

The Centre for Music and Audio Technology are looking to work with two local Partner or KMPF schools as part of a new research project entitled ‘Historic Soundscapes of Chatham Dockyard’.

The principal aim of the project is to explore historic soundscapes of the Chatham Historic Dockyard through restoring old archived sound material and recreating soundscapes of the past. The project will provide participating students with the opportunity to:

  1. learn new ways to approach listening
  2. discover interesting and useful ways to collect/select sounds and how to work with them
  3. develop audio software skills
  4. engage with heritage contexts within a significant site of British history – the Chatham Historic Dockyard

The project will be delivered in two workshops (up to a maximum of 4 hours) and culminate in a public exhibition where students will have the opportunity to showcase their work. Please note that no extra work will be required outside of the structured workshops, which are all directly connected with music technology, composition and production.

Although the project is not planned to start until September 2019, the centre needs to obtain expressions of interest in order to secure funding.

If you would like further information about this project, please contact Jess Whitehead.