Hi! I’m Paul Cheese,
I’m leading the UK’s latest creative music project:
The Big Record: Darent Valley.
And I need your help to create the sound of the Darent Valley 2023
I’m creating a unique piece of music inspired by the sounds and rhythms of the area. From local communities and industries to the beautiful landscapes and nature, and even the paintings of Samuel Palmer - everything will be used to create an audio masterpiece.
What sounds and rhythms come to mind when you think of the Darent Valley?
It could be anything - from inside a factory, your neighbour’s laughter, the sound of sport, hobbies or even creaking branches.
Join me on this journey...
There are 4 ways to get involved:
2. FIND ME AT MY POP UP RECORDING STUDIO OR SOUND WORKSHOPS
3. SEND ME SUGGESTIONS OF THE SOUNDS THAT REMIND YOU OF THE VALLEY OR LOCATIONS THAT I SHOULD RECORD IN.
4. DO YOU HAVE A STORY ABOUT SOUND IN THE VALLEY?
See below to find out more detail of how to get involved.
I can’t wait to hear from you and see you along the way!
Project Catchment Area
WHAT DOES THE DARENT VALLEY SOUND LIKE?
If you live, work, have visited, or have any connection to the Darent valley,
I'd love to hear your sound memories and sounds that remind you of this area.
Do certain areas sound different to each other?
Do places have common rhythms and resonance?
What type of song will sounds from throughout the Darent Valley create?
Let's find out with TheBigRecord:DarentValley
Suggest a Sound or Location
Upload your Sound
1. SEND ME A SOUND FROM YOUR LIFE
The easiest way to do this is to film or record the sound on your phone and go to the Upload box below, and upload your audio/video directly from your phone or device.
Connection to the internet required.
By uploading your sound you are agreeing to the terms and conditions, please read them carefully
Pop Up Recording Studio
DO YOU HAVE A STORY ABOUT SOUND IN THE VALLEY?
It’d be great to get a recording of you telling that story.
Either record it on your phone or come find me at one of my pop up studios.
You can upload your audio/video directly from your phone via the 'Upload Your Sound' link above.
I will be regularly updating locations where I'll be...
Here's where I'll be out and about:
More locations and dates coming soon..
-3rd June 2023, Lullingstone country Park
- 1st May 2023, Westerham, Beating the Bounds, MayDay festival
- 1st May 2023, May Day at Otford Palace