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Written in Water: Portrait of a Town by Ben Mawson

Published: 24 April 2014
Ben Mawson

Postgraduate Researcher in Composition Ben Mawson has composed an immersive audio portrait of Gosport, exploring the town’s distinctive character and maritime history using spoken word, local and archive recordings and an original musical composition.

Layers of virtual sound hang invisibly above the landscape, accessible via GPS-connected Android handset, users will be able (from 8 May 2014) to download the project free of charge from the Google Play Store or borrow a free handset from Gosport Discovery Centre.

Many Gosport residents and community groups have contributed reminiscences and stories to the project, making it a truly local experience.

Available free of charge to the public, listeners are invited to embark on soundwalks around Gosport to enter the fluid, ever-changing virtual soundscape: literally music you can walk inside.
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