by Lorna Rees
We hear geology all the time but we might not realise that we are doing so.
Geophonic is a brand new work, premiered at Inside Out Dorset Festival 2021 by our Associate Artist, Dorset-based creative and performer Lorna Rees.
She has created an interactive sound walk experience, a journey through Symondsbury Estate that will make you more aware of your surroundings. Using bespoke Geophones that Lorna has had crafted locally, you’ll be guided to stop and listen at various points where you will encounter surprises of a geological nature! Some of what you hear will be naturally occurring, some made by human voice and some with augmented sound and music.
Geophonic is about recognising how geology shapes our landscape and remembering that humans are part of nature too.
The work involves a 2.5k walking route of varied terrain. Some seating will be available but please note, pauses along the journey are fairly short. Further access information available via the Inside Out Dorset website.