Wandercast: Attenborough’s Imaginarium

This is available free throughout the festival. Pick up an mp3 player at the Jarman reception.

Wandercast is a 25min participatory audio piece that you experience as you go for a walk (somewhere outside).

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside David Attenborough’s head? Now you can find out!  Join me as we journey through his incredible Imaginarium, whilst reimagining our own surroundings.

Wandercast is also a research project. Please visit http://ludicrouspilgrim.co.uk/attenboroughs-imaginarium/ and follow the link to the feedback questionnaire. Responses from participants will be incredibly valuable.

Positive Triggers

David Attenborough, Tortoise, Farm, Jungle, Coral Reef

Negative Triggers

Total Black out (audience): No

What is the audience lighting level?: Outdoors

Flashing Lights or strobe: No

Loud sounds/noises (inc. music): Yes, occasionally (lion’s roar, falling sound [vocal & impact] & assorted crashes/bangs).

Repetitive noises: No, but there is ambient sound of farm, jungle & coral reef

Drums: No

High-pitched tones: No

Unexpected sounds (eg. Crash): Yes, see above

Is there background sound/music:   Yes, throughout

Interactivity and Participation

Audience invited on stage: No

Artist goes into the audience: No

Workshop/manual activity: Walking

Are participants required to…

Walk around:  Yes

Undertake directed movement: There are open-ended invitations to action (these need not be taken up)

Read: No

Draw:  No

Construct things: No

Paint: No

Sing: No

Participate in pairs or groups with others: No

Attention Span Information

Show duration: 25 mins

Is there an intermission: No

Do the audience need to sit in one place during the show: No

Is it okay for audience members to make a noise/move around during the show (ie: a relaxed performance):         Yes

Is there an introduction and if so how long is it:       No

Other Details:

If the activity is targeted towards this demographic, is it okay for a parent or carer to support children in participation: Yes, the parent/carer would also need an mp3 player in order to support

If a child is slower in their movements than other children, is there a capacity for that child to have a turn to participate: Yes, it can be taken at your own pace

Attention Span Information

Show duration: 25 mins

Is there an intermission: No

Do the audience need to sit in one place during the show: No

Is it okay for audience members to make a noise/move around during the show (ie: a relaxed performance):         Yes

Is there an introduction and if so how long is it:       No

Senses, Emotions and Effects

Does your show have any distinctive smells: No

Does your show have any other special effects (eg: smoke machine, bubbles etc): No

Does your show involve exploring any textures, and if so please specify: This will depend on where the piece is experienced and is totally controlled by the person concerned

Are balloons used in your show: No

Do any of the characters in your show express anger:     No

To what extent is your show dialogue driven: About 50%, maybe a bit less; although the soundscapes should still be able to be enjoyed regardless of whether the dialogue is engaged with

Are there any props in the performance that you think potential audience members should know about that have not already been mentioned: An mp3 player and headphones will need to be worn.