When: Friday 31st August - Sunday 9th
Time: 12pm-7pm daily
Where: Bowers Quarry, Wide Street, Portland DT5 2JP
Cost: FREE- donations welcome
Harmonic Fields is an ensemble of 500 instruments, played by the wind. Harnessing this natural energy, life is breathed into the orchestra, creating a symphonic soundscape, unique to each visitor.
Pierre Sauvageot, creator of Harmonic Fields explains. “We’re constantly bombarded with new noises, which amplify, until we no longer listen. Sounds from Harmonic Fields are quiet and come at their own pace, like waves on the seashore. It is music in its simplest, most primal form.”
London 2012 Festival
Harmonic Fields is part of the London 2012 Festival, the spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration running from 21 June until 9 September bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK.
The London 2012 Festival celebrates the huge range, quality and accessibility of the UK's world-class culture including dance, music, theatre, the visual arts, fashion, film, comedy and digital innovation, giving the opportunity for people across the UK to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
For more details on the programme, to download the London 2012 Festival official guide and to sign up for information visit: Festival London 2012.com
The nearest train station is Weymouth and from here you'll need to head to Commercial Road and catch the No.1 bus, which runs every 15mins directly to Harmonic Fields.
If you want to walk from Weymouth station, the journey will take approx 1.5 hours and will be a steep incline all the way. Alternatively, you may wish to catch a taxi up, which will cost approx £10 from Weymouth station.
If you do decide to drive, there are parking spaces available at Portland Cricket Ground and Royal Manor Arts College for a fee of £2. Map link
Some of the terrain is rough and generally unsuitable for wheel chairs, prams or buggies. However, we will have a tramper on site and if you contact us in advance on 01305 260 954, or alert a steward on the day, we'll ensure you're provided with assistance to enjoy this spectacular event.
Harmonic Fields will be welcoming a number of volunteers, helping to make this awesome event possible. If you want to be part of Inside Out Dorset contact us on 01305 260 954 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org