Recording and listening in between sounds and silences
Saturday 31 August 10.00am - 1.00pm British Library, London
A library is a place of a silence nevertheless, a space of people, desperately trying not to make noise, as close as one can get to a no man’s land between sound and quietness. In a walkshop in and around The British Library we will explore and make recordings, searching (maybe desperately) for silences around the library and sounds inside of the library.
This walkshop is organized in the frame of Ecumenopolis, a sound walk project developed for Sound Walk Sunday 2019, globally searching – in and around libraries of large cities- for similar and different sounds of these cities and their libraries. For Sound Walk Sunday, we organize walks and make recordings -together with local sound artists- in / around the City Library of Sao Paulo, the State Library of Moscow, the National Library of Athens and The British Library in London.
The recorded sounds of each city are mapped and placed on locations of another city with the collaborative software platform CGeomap, allowing one to walk with your mobile device and headphones inside and around your library and hearing simultaneously the silences and ambiances of another place. Free event - booking essential Read more & book