12th November 2014 Today, editing was completed on the music and words which I have collected, commissioned, and found for my ‘Channel Firing’ Project inspired by Dover Museum The material on the disc consists [...]
One of the oldest museums in Kent (and the largest in the district), Dover Museum traces the development of the historic town and port of Dover.The addition of the major Dover Bronze Age Boat Gallery recounts the excavation and preservation of the Dover Boat – the world’s oldest known seagoing boat – alongside exploring major themes of the Bronze Age using artefacts, replicas, models, video, computer interactives, microscopes and hands-on exhibits. The first floor of the museum is devoted to a special exhibition which changes annually. The Museum offers a comprehensive research and picture library for local and regional study and houses amongst other resources, archives on the Cinque Port Pilots, Channel swimming and shipping and mining in Kent. Further information can be found at: www.dovermuseum.co.uk
Opening times: 1 October – 31 March: Mon – Sat 09.30 – 17.00, 1 April – 30 September: Mon – Sat 09.30 – 17.00, Sun 10.00 – 15.00
The drawing and stitching workshops being delivered as part of the project took place at Dover Museum on 4 October and 22 November 2014 respectively. Click here to read about the drawing workshop; Click here to read about the stitching and bunting making workshop.
The artist working with Dover Museum is Peter Sheppard Skaerved. To follow his project please click on the relevant blue-green bar.
Music for ‘Channel Firing’ This is a small selection of the repertoire which I have gathered around the texts, drawings and paintings for ‘Channel Firing’. Here, Leoš Janácek responds to the outrbeak of the war, [...]
Channel Firing: words Texts collected by Peter Sheppard Skaerved-a word sculpture (NB-Sources to follow) Read by Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Malene Skaerved Recording Outtake 30 10 14-St Michael’s Highgate Engineer-Peter Sheppard Skaerved Malene Skaerved [...]
This week, my quartet, the Kreutzers, recorded my response to the First World War ‘Acoustic Mirrors’ on the downs from Detling to the White Cliffs. Peter Sheppard Skaerved-‘Acoustic Mirror’ (For Charlotte Jarvis) 2014 [...]
A word of explanation. I am a violinist and spend my time moving between the music of the past and present, hunting for the dialogues between our time and our forbears.