Refugium: Time, Stone, Voice and Sound

Saturday 26 August 2017, 5.30PM

Speaker: Ben Elliott

Refugium is a site specific landscape composition created by Jon Hughes, Ben Elliott and Mark Edmonds, which uses sound to explore the history of Creswell Crags. It will be performed within the Creswell Gorge on Saturday 26th August 2017.

Attendance of this event is absolutely free, and we would welcome as many people along as wish to join us. No tickets needed or registration required, just meet us in the visitor’s Centre at Creswell Crags at 17.30.

If you wish to travel down from York to Creswell, we will be providing a free coach service. However, spaces for this are limited and you will need to let us know in advance so that we can make sure we don’t overbook. You can book a free ticket on the coach through our EventBrite page:

Refuigum represents the culmination of a two-year, collaborative research project between the departments of Music and Archaeology at the University of York. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and in partnership with the British Library and Creswell Heritage Trust, this project has taken the idea of sound in the history of Creswell Crags as both a focus of analysis and the primary form of discourse.

Other outputs of the project include a temporary sound installation within the Creswell Crags Visitors Centre,and an online archive of sound recordings which relate to the past acoustic ecologies represented in Creswell’s unique archaeological, historical and palaeoenvironmental records.

SoundTracks are:

Jon Hughes – Composer and Sound Artist

Ben Elliott – Early Prehistorian

Mark Edmonds – Landscape Archaeologist

Location: Creswell Crags

Admission: Free