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Sonic Outreach Shetland

Exploring Shetland's Coastal Areas Through Sound

Sonic Outreach Shetland (SO Shetland) explores, celebrates and promotes Shetland’s coastal areas through sound with the use of audio technology and creative strategies including sound walking and deep listening. This participatory project invites people to fulfil the roles of participants, collaborators and artistic creators, offering opportunities for engagement with Shetland's coasts and waters in new exciting ways, increasing mindful engagement with the natural world, and improving awareness and sensitivity to the coastal environment.


Through sensory-rich, hands-on activities and the use of audio technology, we discover, listen in and capture the hidden world of sounds within Shetland’s coastal areas, making sounds which are unheard by the human ear, heard.

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Experience in using audio equipment, or knowledge of sound is not required. Each session is guided by Renzo Spiteri, a professional sound artist, who offers information about the use of equipment, what to listen out for and best practices in field recordings.

Age : 12+

 

We suggest the use headphones for the best listening experience!