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Echo In The Dark – Bat Recording Equipment Lending Library

1 April 2022, 10:00 am - 31 May 2022, 4:30 pm


For the development of her new work, artist Hanna Tuulikki is tuning into more-than-human rhythms and frequencies, to explore the interconnections of bat echolocation and dance music as a model for ecological coexistence. She is beginning to gather an archive of recordings to be made into a public library of sounds, some of which are featured below. From these, Hanna plans to compose a new piece of music that will feature in a performance event next year in Arbroath’s Hospitalfield, as part of their 2022 art programme.

Hanna is currently looking for recordings of UK bat species made in a variety of ways, from heterodyne to time expansion and direct sampling.

Equipment and places are limited, please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Recording is suitable for all ages but you must be accompanied by an adult to borrow the equipment.

By submitting your recording to Echo In The Dark, you are providing the artist Hanna Tuulikki permissions to use your recording as part of the development and outcomes of the public art work Echo In The Dark.

You can find more information on Hanna Tuulikki’s commission and how to contribute your recordings here

Equipment available
2 x Echo Meter Touch 2 for iOS
1 x Echo Meter Touch 2 for Android
1 x Set of instructions
You will need a smart phone or Ipad and download an app to use this equipment.

Borrowing policy

You will be required to complete a contact form and provide photo ID when borrowing and must return equipment on the date agreed.

Please come to the front door of Hospitalfield to arrange borrowing or return of items. Hospitalfield Gardens and Music Room is wheelchair accessible via a ramp into the Gardens and there are wide pathways throughout the Walled Gardens. The grounds are sometimes uneven with a mixture of bark and grass paths. Hospitalfield would like to prepare with you for your visit and give any information which could help, so please do get in touch by emailing or phoning 01241656124. There is accessible parking available on site by the entrance to the Garden.