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Sound without Boundaries

Come and spend the afternoon with us immersed in the sounds of the Old Kent Road.
Choose to join a silent listening walk, contribute to a workshop or just immerse yourself in a series of presentations and sonic performative interventions from local resident groups, sonic artists, researchers and built environment professionals. All attendees are invited to contribute to the debate around how sound can activate our understanding of the changes that come with regeneration how sound has very different boundaries within the public realm.

Bring your phone or recording device to contribute to sound mapping of the area. We will explore the aesthetic and sonic archaeology of the Old Kent Road and the places and spaces within the boundaries of the Opportunity Area where the sonic ethnography is undergoing rapid change.
Outline Programme
12.30-2.00 p.m. Soundwalk with Debbie Kent of the Demolition Project.
Just bring yourself and join this walk that explores listening as a way of experiencing the city’s spaces of transformation.

1.00 - 2.00 pm Participatory Sound Mapping Workshop
Alessia Milo will be demonstrating sonic memory and experience using interactive mapping and how architecture participates in the generation of the sonic environment.

2.00 - 4.00 pm. Sonic presentations and performative interventions
Listen to some fantastic contributions from local residents, groups, sound and built environment specialists including James Green; Pedro Novo of Max Fordham; Friends of Burgess Park; Yifeat Ziv; Pembroke House; James Torrance; James Wignall and Oliver Koch.

Ian Thompson will present his installation using open source data from TfL to make a live site-specific piece for East Street bus stop.
Pedro Novo will be examining the tools that can be used to reproduce soundscapes of a specific area while preserving the spatial aspects of those soundscapes.
Friends of Burgess Park will be presenting a collaborative group composition using field recordings within the boundaries of the park.
James Wignall and Oliver Koch have been recording the sounds of the OKR industries and maker spaces and will be incorporating the field recordings of production into a live performative piece using the physical products of manufacture.

4.00 - 5.30 pm Panel discussion chaired by Vasilis Aronidis of SoundMakingSpace with contributions from Debbie Kent, Ian Thompson, Kate Carr, Joseph Young, and Pedro Novo. Bring your thoughts and questions for discussion.

We are delighted to confirm Ian Thompson, Kate Carr, Joseph Young, Debbie Kent, and Pedro Novo will all be contributing to the debate.

29 June 2019

12:30 -17:30

Admission: FREE

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231 Old Kent Road, SE1 5LU


The venue is a shop on the corner of Old Kent Road and Penry Street. Close to ,East Street, bus stop and approximately 20 minutes walk from Elephant and Castle/Borough stations