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Sodium Orange to Red Shift from Marek Gabrysch on Vimeo.

VARC residency project exploring the differences in night sky between Tarset Street Byker and Tarset Moor Northumberland through stop-frame astrophotography and choral interpretation


Woring working with groups and individuals in Tarset and Newcastle, including a group from Redesdale Woodcraft Group we looked at stars through telescopes and binoculars and talked about mapping stars. We held a sound session with children from Bellingham First School making imagined and interpreted celestial sounds and a performance was held for parents. We also met twice with the Tarset Rievers singing group where we explored vocal interpretations of the Dopler effect (red shift) and worked on interpretive and improvisational techniques with the Rievers to create a sonic score from the constellations of stars.