Flutterances

Archive for June, 2009

Recordings

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

All recordings will now be posted on the recordings page, link to the right. I have yet to edit the most recent and get them on line but will get them done asap.

Mike

Kent on Sunday article

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Almost forgot to add that Jenna Pudelek wrote an article about Flut-ter-ances in Kent on Sunday 14th June 2009 – they have an online archive if you’re interested.

Next Flut-ter-ance Fri 19th june 1pm – 2pm

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

The next Flut-ter-ance will take place on fri 19th june 1pm-2pm, meet War Memorial/King’s Bastion, Great Lines, ME7. we will be joined by Paul Fretwell a lecturer and composer based at University of Kent Medway

Friday 12th June & Sunday 14th

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Ranger Simon Bellinger joined the core Flut-ter-rers for a walk and Flutterance. Simon knows the Great Lines inside out from years of conservation management experience and opened our eyes to the distribution and names of plants and grasses in relation to the paths and desire lines made by dogs and walkers. He also opened our ears using his keen birder’s ears and along with the birds that have become familiar to us we heard a skylark at last. A kestrel hunted at close quarters to us and swifts ‘zreeeed’ above our heads We made a Flutterance at the end of the walk as usual everyone is keen to start evolving the sounds to reflect what we’ve heard and experienced rather than reading the ‘words’ off the page…watch this space for the next stage in devising a flut-ter-ance unique to the Great Lines. Will post the recording asap.
We also had an impromptu Paper Birds workshop at Riverside Country Park on Sunday 14th June, thanks to David Hale and his staff for their welcome. Many birds were made and we met a woman who showed us a fantastic way of making a Flapping Bird. Sara & Marissa were our fabulous origami experts as before. We met lots of great people and were well baked by the sun. We heard: black headed gulls, oystercatchers, a cuckoo and some amazing warbling (need to identify exactly what kind tho!) in the bushes.