Soundings: Hubbub collaborates with Wellcome Library

By July 2, 2015Blog

Soundings is a series of collaborative sound performances devised by Hubbub resident poet SJ Fowler in response to prompts – including images, manuscripts and books – chosen by Wellcome Library staff from their collections.

Each interaction will begin with library staff using their expertise to suggest items from the Library’s collections in response to a title inspired by our research strands. These prompts will form the basis for a public performance of sound poetry, devised by Fowler in collaboration with other poets, vocalists and sound artists.

Over the course of a year, Fowler will work with fellow Hubbub collaborators Emma Bennett, Patrick Coyle and Tamarin Norwood, as well as performers from the worlds of sound poetry, experimental music and sonic art such as Dylan Nyoukis and Sharon Gal. Soundings is curated by Kimberley Staines, James Wilkes, Felicity Callard and Harriet Martin.

All events are free.

Upcoming performances:

Restless Cities
SJ Fowler and Emma Bennett
Date: 18 August 2015
Time: 1.15pm – 1.45pm
Location: Camley Street Natural Park, 12 Camley Street, London N1C 4PW

Enforced Rest
SJ Fowler and Dylan Nyoukis
Date: 4 September 2015
Time: 7pm-11pm (two 10-minute performances as part of the Hubbub Late Spectacular, an evening showcasing Hubbub’s research to date)
Location: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

In a Silent Way
SJ Fowler and Maja Jantar
Date: 18 November 2015
Time: 8pm start
Location: St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9PA