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Who Cares For Country

The audio collage is part of the Grounded exhibition, a commission by Glasgow Life shown first during Festival 2014, XX Commonwealth Games. The songs in this sound piece are from the CD "Dreaming Songs of the Warumungu Women" and provided with their kind permission and that of Papulu Apparr-kari; and from Gaelic singer Ceitlin Smith.

Who cares for Country from Judy Parrott

The exhibition blog can be found at judithparrott.wordpress.com


Antarctica – A Place in the Wilderness
(Full version of soundscape available on application to judyparrott@gmail.com )

The soundscape was recorded as part of  Antarctica - A Place in the Wilderness, part of the Place Matters series. It represents snatches of my journey through Antarctica, and runs as atmospheric sound alongside the images of the exhibition. All sounds were recorded on location in Antarctica at Casey, Davis and Mawson Stations, out on the field and on SS Aurora Australis and SS Vasiliy Golovnin. Thank you to all the scientists, trades people and participants of the 59th ANARE and at AAD Headquarters in Hobart.

The exhibition was funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Antarctic Division and by Arts Queensland through Brisbane City Council Creative Sparks.

Antarctica educational worksheets for schools can be found at www.geoproject.org.au, created as part of Museum and Gallery Services Queensland tour of Antarctica – A Place in the Wilderness.

This short sample extract ( 3 min 05 secs) is also greatly reduced in audio quality
-The full soundscape is SIZE: 42.4 MB    Length: 46 mins 19 secs
It can be obtained by contacting Judith at judyparrott@gmail.com

Walking the Bridge
(Full version of soundscape available on application to judyparrott@gmail.com )

The soundscape, Walking the Bridge, was commissioned in 2010 by ABC Radio National as a feature programme for 360. The material was recorded by Judith and develops on her exhibition of the same name. It was produced by Judith Parrott and Sharon Davis with sound engineer Mark Don. The full programme and listeners’ comments can be downloaded at the ABC Radio National website (click here) which includes the following introduction:

A program about belonging, disconnection and displacement. For twenty-one years writer, photographer and sound artist Judith Parrott has been living as one of many thousands of Scottish migrants to Australia. A few years ago her yearning to reconnect with the land of her birth and culture was so great that she returned to live in the small town of Rothesay on the Isle of Bute in Scotland.

In Walking the Bridge Judith examines the effects of displacement and the ways in which people adjust, or otherwise, to their new environment. She meets with other Scots who have found their way here and asks how firmly their feet and minds are on the land.

This short extract ( 2 min 23 secs) is greatly reduced in audio quality
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SIZE: 42.4 MB    Length: 46 mins 19 secs

Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada
(Full version of soundscape available on application to judyparrott@gmail.com )

The soundscape was recorded as part of a commission for Culture Connect, funded by the Scottish Government through Scottish Year of Homecoming. The exhibition links Rothesay, Scotland and Rothesay, Canada. The soundscape represents snatches of my journey and the people I met in Rothesay, Canada, and runs as atmospheric sound alongside the slide shows of the exhibition. All sounds were recorded on location in Rothesay, Canada. Thank you to the community of Rothesay and to Jim Stuart, local Rothesay composer, for his composition Anthem to the Wind and Water.

This short sample extract ( 5 min 58 secs) is also greatly reduced in audio quality
-The full soundscape is SIZE: 17.8MB    Length: 19 mins 25 secs
It can be obtained by contacting Judith at judyparrott@gmail.com

Rothesay, Scotland
(Full version of soundscape available on application to judyparrott@gmail.com )

The soundscape was recorded as part of Rothesay, A Place on an Island, funded by the Scottish Government through the Scottish Arts Council Partners Programme. The exhibition is part of the Place Matters series.The soundscape represents snatches of my journey and the people I met in Rothesay, Scotland, and runs as atmospheric sound alongside the exhibition. All sounds were recorded on location in Rothesay, Scotland. Thank you to the community of Rothesay.

This short sample extract ( 2 min 51 secs) is also greatly reduced in audio quality
-The full soundscape is SIZE: 9.02MB    Length: 9 mins 51 secs
It can be obtained by contacting Judith at judyparrott@gmail.com

Other soundscapes in the series:
West End - A Sense of Place
A Place in Bolivia

 


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