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Jane Pitt Minster Golden Gloves – Blog 1

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I’m yet to see Minster Golden Gloves Club in the daylight, the darkness of still short winter days adds to the sense of intense focus I find everytime I open the door from the inky streets of Blue Town into the brightly lit state of the art Boxing club.  There’s no time for idling here as the young boxers get straight into training mode, friendly banter briefly exchanged in moments between the training regime timed by the gym clock timer.. ‘STAND BY’ a loud BRRRRRRRriiiiiNg hails the start of each 3 minute section followed by the gentle shuffle & tup of deft footwork, the varied outbreaths Issch-Issch or tssch-tssch shadowed by the thwAhP & DwUHp of glove on bag or pad, interleaved with a breathy whirra-whirra-whirra-whirra of ropework.. the trainers coax and motivate, praise and push ‘hook..backhand..roll underneath it..backwards..right back..good boy/girl..jab-JABJAB..move..push em out..almost there..one more..almost there..one more..’  The intensity of sound and rhythm builds second by second until a trainer shouts ‘TEN SECONDS’ and everyone pushes themselves as hard as they can to that 3 minute bell BRRRRRRRriiiiiNg and the reminder to ‘BREATH’ ‘STRETCH OFF’ during the 1 minute interlude until the next 3 minute bell when a new soundscape unfurls as the boxers swap activities – bags to ropes, shadow boxing to pads, sparring or body work. 

To get my ears tuned into this very particular set of sounds and rhythms I’ve been nestling myself behind the Ring and on the sidelines making general field recordings of the club’s unique soundscape.  Listening intently and making phonetic sound notes trying to pin down the quality of each sound and where it sits in the ‘scape’.  The photo of my notebook pages above show drafts for sound notes from 3 minutes of time.

post by sound artist Jane Pitt


podcast Jane Pitt a sound artist for Art Transmission on the Daniel Monday night community show at BRFM Bridge radio

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podcast http://youtu.be/-jJLTmfdfVI Jane Pitt a sound artist for Art Transmission she is working with Golden Gloves Amateur Boxing Club on the Daniel Monday night community show at BRFM Bridge radio

post by Daniel

first official day at the Golden Gloves

Jane and I had our first official day at the Golden Gloves Gym today and it was a real eye opener to how much hard work and dedication goes into becoming a boxer. The intensity of the training was truly impressive and the dedication of the boxers is something to admire. Our second visit is tonight and I can’t wait!

Our second sound artist Jane Pitt has started working with The Golden Gloves Amateur Boxing Club

On Wednesday Laura, Louise Daniel and Simon met with Jane Pitt at The Golden Gloves Boxing Club in Blue Town. It was really good to meet up with Jane in the new year and for Jane to see the boxing club for the first time. It was also good for her to be able to meet Simon our documentary photographer. I certainly look forward to working with Jane on this part of the project.

post by Daniel