BE THE SEA is a collaboration between Louise Mackenzie, SeaScapes Co/Lab Artist-in-Residence, Hayley Jenkins, composer and lecturer at Sunderland University and Dorinda Kealoha, Intertidal Interactive Officer at Durham Wildlife Trust. The extended project team includes field recorder and sound artist, David De La Haye and the Self-Publishing Lab at Sunderland University.
The BE THE SEA project centres around three methods to foreground listening:
- Attunement field-recording activities that zone in on the non-human sounds of the coastal seascape through listening and recording.
- Resonance deep listening activities and voice/instrumental activities that use imaginative and creative strategies to develop an empathic and reflective relationship with the coastal seascape.
- Resilience sound collage activities, sharing what the coastal seascape means for local communities and engendering ongoing stewardship of the coast.