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Hark Listening Research and Music Planet present Soundings: Percussion Stones, Bodies, Pulses

This event requires that you pre-register or buy tickets.

Soundings is a day of exploration into rhythms and pulses as they are created and heard in music for percussion, the natural environment and our human-made world. The day includes performances by Swiss percussionist Alex Wäber and young percussionists. As a focal point of the day, Tony Prave and Richard Bates from the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences have collected stones that document Scotland’s geological history which have been made into lithophones (percussion instruments made from stone).
Hark Listening Research and Music Planet
Performing arts, Workshop
Open to
All staff and students, Public
Saturday, 13 October 2018
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Younger Hall/Cupar Silo
Music Centre
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The lithophones will be performed for the first time with electronic sound processing by Alistair MacDonald from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Talks throughout the day will explore to what extent geological time and musical time may elucidate each other, and also include a presentation on Rhythm Theory by Steve Forman. Places are limited to 60 participants: please register by emailing music@ indicating whether you wish to participate in the Silo event too.