Category Archives: Art

Sonic Art

Mr Pepper reran for the iiiiv and vi (but new audiences) WPs his presentation on the electronic editing and reorking of clips of speech, from Talk Radio to speeches by Tony Blair and interviews with Princess Diana. A fascinating and exciting afternoon, with some excellent new material on e.g. Obama.

Herculean willow sculptures

Judy Bould, artist and art teacher, together with our own Miss Wales, led three WP sessions in designing living willow sculptures for the school grounds based on the Labours of Hercules, and how they relate to the school motto. Mr Lord showed us the labours as depicted on the metopes of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia. The gods inspired, and there are now a range of ideas to develop in coming weeks.

Sonic Art

Mr Pepper reran for the iiiiv WP his presentation on the electronic editing and reorking of clips of speech, from Talk Radio to speeches by Tony Blair and interviews with Princess Diana. A fascinating and exciting afternoon.

Art and Society

Mr Sliwa gave the remv and vi WPs a long-gestated presentation based on his “Desert Island” pictures, but which was much more of a full and very personal discussion of the development of art over the centuries, and its revealing of the mystery at the heart of life. From the unnamed artists of the Middle Ages, through Cimabue and Giotto to the late Rothkos, this was a beautiful and moving evening.

Sonic Art

Chigwell’s Mr Pepper gave an ear-opening demonstration of how to manipulate sound files, especially speech, from Obama and Blair to radio phone-ins. Strange sounds resulted, including irregular textures which could be separately pitched, and complex splicings of a Princess Diana interview.

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