We warmly invite you to a listening and reflection session for:
Sonic Landscapes of Colour is a Sound Art Documentary that tells the story of young (18-26) People of Colour (POC) who have grown up in the South West (Somerset, Devon & Cornwall).
Built out of 9 interview recording sessions, this piece delves into how participants lived experiences have shaped their relationships to topics such as Identity, School, Community, Culture, Alienation, Belonging, Racism, Connection to local Natural Landscape.
The voices are underscored by a soundscape built from 4 recording sessions with non-western traditional instrumentalists; all based in the South West and augmented by Somatics own composition and Sound Design skills.
With the Black, Minority, Ethnic Communities in Devon & Cornwall estimated to double in the 2021 census, this project aims to provide a platform and give collective power to some of these younger voices, foster empathy and learning amongst the wider population and create a resource that can be referenced for meaningful change.
It is the belief of this project that art can be a brilliant vehicle for social and political change.
6-7 – Intro + EP1
7-7.20 – Break
7.20-8.20 – EP2
8.20-8.30 – Break
8.30-9pm – Q&A
Contains stories of racial trauma, brown joy and potentially swearing. Suitable for children aged 14 and above. Any children under 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
This piece will also be used as an anti-racism resource in secondary schools. Please contact Devon Development Education or Somatic for more info.
Sonic Landscapes of Colour is the brainchild of Somatic (Somin Griffin-Dave).
Somatic is dual-heritage Indian-English Sound Artist born and raised in Exeter. His diverse creative practise encompasses music for theatre, dance, screen and club dance floors. Although his sound is rooted in electronica and ‘dance music’ he takes influence from the rural landscape he grew up in and the myriad of genres from around the world he was brought up on.