Sonic Rituals
A Man Called Adam

March 30–April 03, 2024

Building a Sound Art Practice with Drs Sally Rodgers & Steve Jones

The Basics

  • Five nights accommodation in Cornwall.
  • Four full days of teaching, workshops, discussions and activities.
  • All inclusive - breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks included (all dietary requirements catered for).

The Highlights

  • Work and learn with Drs Sally Rodgers & Steve Jones in Cornwall.
  • Create your own work in response to the Cornish landscape and with support and guidance from AMCA.
  • Optional outings to walk, swim & explore the Cornish coastline.

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Explore a magical Cornish landscape through the medium of sound with sound art and electronic music pioneers A Man Called Adam. On this inspirational artist residency, deep in the wilderness of West Penwith, Drs Sally Rodgers and Steve Jones will guide you on a transformational sonic journey through its woodlands, neothilic standing stones and spectacular coastal scenery to reveal the intimate, tiny sounds of nature, of dreams and imaginary worlds.  

Set within a private Woodland with a Fogou* and stream, the retreat draws inspiration from vibrant greenery and surrounding sounds.

More details to follow very soon!

* Within 20 yards of the house, in a low mound in the garden and half hidden amongst bluebells, ferns and foxgloves, is the Boleigh Fogou, considered to be one of the best remaining monuments of its kind in Cornwall. A fogou (pronounced "foo-goo") is an underground, dry-stone structure found on Iron Age or Romano-British-defended settlement sites in Cornwall. The original purpose of a fogou is uncertain today.


A Man Called Adam’s Sally Rodgers and Steve Jones have been making pioneering electronic music since the late 80s. Exploring diverse musical influences but always sounding recognisably themselves, they defy categorisation and yet have produced defining tracks in genres such as Acid Jazz, Balearic House, Ibiza Chill Out and Nu British House. Respected by peers and fans alike, they are endlessly curious and never stand still. Returning to popular consciousness in 2019 with their acclaimed album Farmarama, they performed live at various festivals including Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here and Kala Festival in Albania. They also commissioned remixes from young talent like Carlos Gualda, DJ Aleksandir and Felipe Gordon as well as established names like Prins Thomas for their popular Farmarama remix series. In 21/22 they compiled 2 colossal compilations – Love Forgotten, Oddities and Rarities Parts 1 & 2 – from the hidden corners of their catalogue as well as Special Edition releases of previously vinyl-only mixes of some of their classic cuts.

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Dyski: Pronounced [dɪski], a Cornish Verb which means to learn, or to teach.

Creative residential workshops in Cornwall with a focus on immersive, experimental & place-based learning.

We offer cutting-edge immersive workshops that nurture creativity, emphasising community support and giving back. Each Dyski workshop includes two grants, designed to assist those who may need financial support to attend. One grant is available to Cornwall residents, and the other is open to anyone else.