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Research and Development Project 2023-2024:
Creative Technologies, Participation and Dramaturgy

Sound Catchers Research and Development Project 2023-2024: Creative Technologies, Participation and Dramaturgy.


We are thrilled to have been awarded funding from Arts Council England to carry out the next phase of the project’s development in working with a range of fantastic organisations and creatives based in the East Midlands over 2023-2024.


The project will develop working wearable tech to use in our up-and-coming performances that generates light and sound in response to movement. Working with creative technologist David WIlson Clarke and prop designer Tom Cleaver, we will experiment with ideas for creative tech in collaboration with members of Hubbub Theatre, Derby Deaf Youth Theatre, Near Now Studios and Phoenix Arts to gain feedback on what we are developing and how we are using it in the show.

Another strand of this project will bring together a creative design team to develop ideas for a 2 meter high roving tower set-piece that will house percussion alongside light and sound generating installations that are operated through movement. We are interested to learn how this idea will become part of the storytelling of a processional show in the future.




Workshop and Studio Talk at Phoenix Arts, Leicester

Jess, Mitch and Creative Technologist David Wilson-Clarke working with workshop participants to prototype test early ideas for the 'Theremin Hands'.

Join our Community Cast @ Nottingham Light Night 2024!

Would you like to join Sound Catchers community cast and perform  as part of Nottingham Light Night on Saturday 3rd February?


Sound Catchers is an outdoor show that uses dance, live percussion and creative technologies to tell the story of other-worldly beings visiting earth to understand human beings. We invite you to be a part of it playful, interactive and high energy show!


You will take part in a movement based performance for 20 minutes as part of a longer show and will do this 3 times between 5:30PM - 9PM. 


You will enjoy performing and being part of a creative process, but previous dance or performance training is not required. You will work with Artistic Directors Jess Murray and Mitch Oldham, and work with the rest of the Sound Catchers cast in 2 rehearsals.



Saturday 20th Jan 2:00PM - 4:30PM @ Broadway, Nottingham.

Saturday 27th Jan  2:00PM - 4:30PM @ venue in central Nottingham (tbc) 



Saturday 3rd February outside Broadway in Nottingham. 

Call time 4:00pm. 

You will do 3 performances of 20 minutes between 5:30 - 9:30. Finish at 10pm.


Each performer will receive £50 towards their time and expenses. You will be aged 18+

If you would like to take up this performance opportunity, email Jess Murray to confirm your availability for all rehearsals and the performance by noon on Friday 19th January. 

Places allocated on a first come, first served basis.


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