To celebrate 20 years of Creative Folkestone, our artist in residence, Randolph Matthews, asked what's that noise?
Over the summer, Randolph took to the streets and landscapes of Folkestone to collect its sounds and tune into the town’s unique frequency that binds us as a community.
In a series of open workshops, walks and field recording sessions, Randolph and a group of local artists including Craig Gell, Sophie Stone, Tell Me About Your Mother, Nina Clark and the Yo Songsters, went out and about in Folkestone to Tune In and collect the noise of the streets and special ambience of its quiet places. From Radnor Park to The Leas, from Sunny Sands beach to The Warren, they collected 100s of short sound clips of Folkestone.
Randolph also visited schools and invited the people of Folkestone to contribute recordings of their personal soundscapes to the project. The resulting collection of Folkestone sounds has been transformed into a brand-new musical composition by Randolph with accompanying images by film-maker Alex Davies.
The world premiere of Tune In Folkestone, will take place at Quarterhouse on Thursday 13 October at 7pm – all welcome!
And from 1- 31 October, Tune In Folkestone jingles will be played in places and spaces around town, from Folkestone Harbour to Folkestone Central train station. Listen out for them they might contain your sound!