in july 2009, the folkestone fringe was commissioned by the deal music festival to produce sound and visual work that responded to deal pier, one of the last remaining piers in kent.
a sound palette was captured by students from Walmer tech in Deal, and sound artists were invited to interpret the acoustics sounds of this modernist concrete pier.
the deal pier sound 09 cd was produced of the work which is available to listen to here.
1. untitled gordon kennedy
2. deal pier 9a giuseppe gavazza
3. deal peir project and other voices walmer tech music students
4. untitled gordon kennedy and paul baron
5. pier 9b giuseppe gavazza
6. untitled lisa hall
7. untitled 2 angela valid (mixed by jez prior and gerry kelly)
the original sound palette is available to download for listeners to hear the artists' starting point:
part 1(85MB) and part 2 (97MB)
as part of the educational outreach of this project, Walmer tech students created a series of drawings that were produced into the artwork for cd and the deal pier sound posters. These along with images of the event can be viewed here.