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Sat, 22 Jul


101 Social

Antiphone : The Margate School Sound Group

Join the Sound Arts students for a late afternoon and evening of Sonic Exploration

Antiphone : The Margate School Sound Group
Antiphone : The Margate School Sound Group

Time & Location

22 Jul 2023, 16:00 – 21:00

101 Social, 101 Northdown Rd, Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2QY, UK

About the Event

Join the Sound Arts students for a late afternoon and evening of Sonic Exploration

4 to 6pm : Listening Posts

6 to 6.30pm : Sound Walk

7pm onwards : Sonic Workshop

Why Antiphone?

n. 1. (Mus.) The response which one side of the choir makes to the other in a chant; alternate chanting or signing. An´ti`phone

In 2022 The Margate School established a new Sound Arts Diploma course, Sound Society Nature, led by Dr Dan Scott and Robert Stillman. The aim of the course is to develop students' critical thinking around the nature and production of sound with an emphasis on experimental and experiential approaches to both sound construction and deconstruction.

Antiphone captures some of the activities that have been undertaken during the year, alongside an opportunity to participate in a collaborative  sound event or just to listen in.

4 to 6 pm Listening Posts. These listening posts provide an opportunity to listen to some of the work that has been created over the past year. This includes a sound walk, various free improvisations, 3 radio pieces, a previous performance piece and a prepared piano piece that has been cut to vinyl. Listeners will be able to listen in to all or some of these pieces using headphones provided. A CD of the year's work is also available to purchase.

6 to 6.30 pm Sound Walk. Sound walks focus on listening to the environment as one passes through in a mindful manner. In this sound walk you are invited for a  walk through Cliftonville starting at 101 Social.

7pm Sonic Workshop. This part of the evening provides an opportunity to participate and/or be part of the audience for an experiment in improvised sound construction, where each sound source has the opportunity to exist and respond to other sounds (antiphone).  Instruments and sound sources will be provided, but please feel free to bring your favourite sound making object(s). The performance will be a continuous piece starting at 7pm and ending around 9pm and participants are free to join in and leave at any point. Musical experience is welcome but definitely not necessary.

Pedro Figueiredo is a musician and software developer living in the southeast coast of England.  His work stems from a love of imperfections, repetition, and stillness; on the verge of breaking but not quite. He works with warm electronic sounds, field recordings, and tape hiss. He releases his music as Stray wool.


Dr Robert Hill is a musician and Clinical Psychologist living in Margate. From punk music in the late seventies to the present he has released half a dozen recordings with his colleague Jaime Cortinas (The Arnold and The Chapter House). Their latest incarnation is the Dream Play who have released three albums May This Life Create You (2013), The Night Land (2017) based on the novel by William Hope Hodgson and the album 1981(2023) which captures their time as DJs at Skydds nightclub on Margate seafront in 1981.

Ruyin Nabizadeh is an Iranian visual artist and curator based in Ramsgate. His work involves installation, text and sound. Ruyin’s practice focuses on thick histories, particular hierarchies within cultural production and the intersection of queerness, hospitality and representations. Using queer-feminist strategies to expand aesthetic traditions to include more voices and perspectives; interested in facilitating newer forms of identification/disidentification untouched by dominant power structures, cultivating polyvocality and respected differences.

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