Slade School of Fine Art



SHERDS: Five Verses on Six Sacks of Earth

SHERDS: Five Verses on Six Sacks of Earth

Nastassja Simensky and Rebecca Lee's SHERDS: Five Verses on Six Sacks of Earth will be live on Radiophrenia, a temporary radio station, on 19 November 2020, 4:00 - 5:30 pm (GMT).

SHERDS is an experimental work based on a six-week archaeological dig which took place at Malkin Tower Farm in Pendle, during the hot summer of 2018. Performed by an ensemble of musicians, archaeologists and vocalists, SHERDS brings together spoken word, improvisation, vibrating rocks, field recordings, live audio and new compositions. The programme draws on the specialisms of each of the ensemble to collapse, unearth, backfill and reassemble the rhythms and processes of archaeological excavation, changing land-use and herstory.

Performed by Alison Cooper, Bobby Cotterill, Caroline Trutz, Kelly Jayne Jones, Nastassja Simensky, Rebecca Lee, Sophie Cooper, Rebecca Atherton and Bernie Velvick. Spoken Word from archaeologists Danielle Knights, Katy Soar, Catherine Reardon, Rick Peterson and Aidan Parker and local historian John Claydon.  

SHERDS is developed from a commission by Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership and In-Situ, is funded by Sound and Music, Jerwood Arts, Arts Council England, and The National Lottery Heritage Fund, and supported by The Harris and Nottingham Contemporary.

To listen online use the Chrome web browser to open the pop out player on Radiophrenia’s website 

Radiophrenia is also broadcast across Glasgow on 87.9 FM, on Resonance Extra via its website, TuneIn and Radioplayer and on DAB+ Digital Radio in Brighton & Hove, central Bristol, Cambridge, Greater London and Norwich.

The broadcast schedule includes a series of 20 newly commissioned radio works, live shows and pre-recorded features. Check out the rest of Radiophrenia’s lineup on their website. 

Posted Monday, 16th November 2020 00:00