News 2014

N E W S : R E P O R T S : 2 0 1 4
A celebration of contemporary arts, music and technology through exhibitions and workshops
posted 29/4/2014


Event Location

The Drawingboard at 

The Sunday School

32 Cambridge St,



Opening Event

May 24th and 25th

Connect the dots

At The Drawingboard are particularly interested in the way digital becomes physical and this theme is reflected in this exciting opening programme of work.

We are promoting this new approach by commissioning leading Sheffield born artist and musician Martyn Ware ( Heaven 17, Human League and The Illustrious Company) to bring his unique 3D sound system to the city.

Using this purpose designed technology Martyn will create an immersive audio experience that combines the physicality of the sound wave with the reception of outstanding new music.

Martyn will be working with collaborators Darkstar who have steadily developed an electronica cache sound that draws sonically from grime, dubstep, electro and synth-pop, Darkstar and are newly signed to Warp Records.

The opening programme reflects a revised perspective on technology and its increasingly closer relationship with the human body. The work over the two day opening festival affirms this and reflects the hand of the maker.

The weekends events will include installations and performances from

Andrea Byrne



Martyn Ware

Fatima Al Quidiri




Ninja Tune

Connect The Dots

Connect The Dots is a new arts organisation designed to ‘synergise’ aspects of contemporary arts and digital multimedia —art, photography, film, music and technology through exhibition, performance, interaction and discussion.

13 March, in Trafalgar Square, London, from 6-7pm
posted 11/3/2014

The 3D soundscape is developed by celebrated music producer Martyn Ware, founding member of Heaven 17 and Human League. For this three year anniversary event Martyn will be producing a 3D sonic installation using Syrian voices, sounds from the camps and music to create a highly emotive and immersive experience with the refugees voices leading the narrative.

Martyn's comments...

‘The epic scale of human displacement in the refugee camps comes to life powerfully and emotionally when you can hear and sense the voices of the people affected. Our 3D soundscape creates a realistic impression of the thoughts and experiences of the refugees — the sadness, the happiness, the resilience, the hopes and the dreams of a peaceful return to the country of their birth — Syria…’

As part of the #WithSyria campaign, candlelit vigils will be held all over the world. These events will bring people and the media together to demonstrate global solidarity with Syrian people, and push governments to do more to end the conflict and get aid to all who need it. 

There will be a vigil on 13 March, in Trafalgar Square, London, from 6-7pm, including a projection onto Nelson's column and an original ‘soundscape’ of Syrian voices by renowned musician and music producer Martyn Ware.

Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2014
posted 5/2/2014


Friday 7 February

Upper Lecture Theatre 

Sherwell Centre | 20:00

Chamber Recital

Martyn Ware: Recapture (2014)


Recapture is a composition based around the notion of how we reminisce and fondness for memories. Martyn will use computer processing to scramble famous old songs to within an inch of recognition, and intelligently recombine them into a 3D sound composition. Recapture will be gentle and affectionate, and will be hopefully another piece of the jigsaw to help discover the emotional significance of how we process music.