Dr Rob Mackay ran a sound mapping and field recording workshop as part of his artist’s residency with ‘Sea Swim‘ on the 28th July in Scarborough’s South Bay.
Meeting at the ‘Sea Swim’ Beach Hut, participants traversed Scarborough’s South bay, mapping the soundscapes which can be heard, using a range of recording techniques. Sounds were captured using Zoom H4 recorders, a set of Soundman OKM binaural mics, and a pair of Aquarian H2a-XLR Hydrophones.
The different recordings were woven into a sound collage on a laptop in the Beach Hut on the 29th July, conveying different perspectives of the bay, both above and below the waves. The finished collage can be heard here:
The sound recordists/workshop participants were: Tariq Emam, Rory Saxman Stephenson-Eves, Pat Lawty, John Wedgewood Clarke, Suzen Fyfe, and Martin Haswell.
‘Sea Swim’ is part of imove: a cultural Olympiad programme in Yorkshire. It is a project that explores how swimming changes the way we feel ourselves to be IN our bodies:
‘I am thrilled to be patron of this beautifully simple and simply beautiful idea. Poetry is going down to the sea again.’
Carol Ann Duffy, The Poet Laureate, Patron of Sea Swim