‘sound: lost and found’ was an encounter with the environment that focused on sound and listening. A circular walk from West Bay to Bridport, Dorset, and back. Seeking out ‘lost’ and ‘hidden’ sounds – from inside objects, underwater sounds, and electromagnetic sounds, recordings made during the walk were used to realize the Lost and Found Symphony, a soundscape composition produced during a live, improvised performance at the Salt House, West Bay, Dorset.

Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, Being Human is a national forum for public engagement with humanities research. The festival highlights the ways in which the humanities can inspire and enrich our everyday lives, help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world.

In 2017 Being Human festival featured over 300 events in 51 towns and cities across the UK, alongside a series of international activities – engaging the public with big questions, big debates, and innovative activities focused around the theme of ‘Lost and Found’.

Being Human Festival 2017 – Sound :: Lost and Found from David Rogers on Vimeo.

Event supported by Goldsmiths University, London, West Dorset District Council, friends and family on crowdfunder.

released January 27, 2018

recorded by: James Bulley
mixed by: Dr. Marcus Leadley
photography: Mandy Rathbone
design: David Rogers