We’ll use the recordings to create a sonic sound poem. We’ve done this before with the people of Wells. That one was installed in the Lady Chapel within the Cathedral. The piece features a collage of sounds including: the voices of local people, choristers rehearsing, chimes, echoing footsteps and the movement of people within the hallowed, yet busy, space.
An excerpt of the Wells Cathedral soundscape
- Maybe you have a few lines of poetry?
- Maybe you’d like to capture sounds of your allocated exercise time?
- Maybe you’d like to send us the sounds of your street as lockdown changes?
Once we’ve collected your sounds we’ll get to work compiling, merging and composing a new work of sound-art and share it to our social media platforms.
We’d love to hear from you!
- Click/tap record and share your experience (the recording will stop after 90 seconds) review your message and post to the project
- Post your sounds between 18th – 24th May
- Please don’t submit copyrighted material
- Please ensure you have the permission of people featured in the recording
- By submitting a recording you grant us the permission to use it in the composition
- We reserve the right not to include inappropriate material
During Mental Health Awareness week (18th – 24th May) we ran the ‘how are you feeling Somerset’ project.
Thanks to all those wonderful people who recorded a message and shared their thoughts and feelings. We received a wide range of audio including: the beautiful chatting of a baby, the sound of a harp, poetry and birdsong. We promised that we would create a sonic sound poem that combines all of your contributions. So, here is ‘how are you feeling Somerset, a sonic sound poem’