Just wanted to acknowledge one of my main inspirations for Moving Rocks, the 2000 work by Slovenian choreographer Iztok Kovac, Dom Svobode.  Here is a link to a clip of the film:

Dom Svobode

I've been pondering over the feedback I got from the lovely audience yesterday, and the question of sound keeps coming back to me.  How different the sounds would have been in an operational quarry.  The sounds I heard during the past week in the Ogwen valley were: 

Cuckoo - best sound

Other birds

Climbers - calling to each other, chatting and clinking their gear



RAF Jets

my imagined sounds from a working quarry:


Rocks falling and crashing

Tools against rock - the gentle tapping sounds of splitting slates and the stronger sounds of hammers

Men talking and shouting

Horn sounded before an explosion

Sound of trolley transporting slate up and down the quarry

Sound of worker's boots walking and running on broken slates - crunching sound

Anybody think of any others, please do tell me.  

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Comment by Lindsey Colbourne on June 5, 2015 at 2:09

Ydw! Wela i di yn fuan! Edrych ymlaen...

Comment by Kate Lawrence on June 5, 2015 at 2:04

Cheers Lindsey, are you still able to come to my house at 3pm?  Number 3.  See you  very soon!

Comment by Lindsey Colbourne on June 5, 2015 at 1:50

Hi Kate, great to read about your R&D week, sharing etc. The pictures are great and it sounds like you had a very authentic experience in terms of struggling against the weather, just as did the quarrymen! Some sounds that I think of in terms of a working quarry:

wind, water, rain

machines in the sheds

men singing

Slate being tipped (on the Nantperis side!)

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