What does your environment sound like? We’re used to looking at the world around us, but how much time do we spend listening? What happens when we concentrate on our soundscape as much as our landscape? And what can we learn about other communities and other locations through the medium of sound?


As well as a bunch of activities with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, we’re running two public workshops as part of KYTN this year. You should come along!

Thursday 09 Oct: 6pm – 8pm
DCA’s regular Thursday group of kids and young adults, newcomers welcome!

Saturday 11 Oct: 10:30 – 13:00
Aimed at families and groups

Both workshops will centre around our friends at the Sonic Arts Network’s award winning Sonic Postcards project.

Here’s the info:
Sonic Postcards is a unique and innovative national education programme which explores these issues and encourages participants to “open their ears”. The project enables pupils, young adults and families from across the UK to explore and compare their local sound environments through the composition and exchange - via the internet - of sound postcards with other groups.

The project focuses on the impact of sound on our lives and demonstrates the possibilities for creativity through the manipulation of sounds with technology. As with an ordinary postcard it offers the opportunity for people to exchange information about their local environments; providing windows into a variety of places, lives and cultures in rural, urban and coastal locations.

Sonic Postcards is aimed at young people between the ages of 9-14 in primary, secondary and special schools, PRUs (Pupil Referral Units) and community groups across the country.