Soundings: Performances with Hubbub & the Welcome Library

Soundings is a series of collaborative performances Steven J. Fowler will be presenting from August 2015 to October 2016, in conjunction with Hubbub and the Wellcome Library. There will be ten editions, each in a different location in and around London, each with a different collaborator.

Each edition of Soundings will begin with Wellcome library staff raiding the library’s extensive collection to suggest items, including images, manuscripts and books, in response to a title inspired by the Hubbub’s research strands and initiated by Hubbub curators. These prompts will form the basis for the public performances of sound poetry, sonic art or conceptual performance, devised each time by Steven J. Fowler and his collaborator. Collaborators include Emma Bennett, Dylan Nyoukis, Maja Jantar, Patrick Coyle, Sharon Gal, Tamarin Norwood and James Wilkes, with more to be announced.

Hubbub are the first residents of The Hub at Wellcome Collection, an international team of scientists, humanists, artists, clinicians, public health experts, broadcasters and public engagement professionals. They explore the dynamics of rest, noise, tumult, activity and work, as they operate in mental health, neuroscience, the arts and the everyday.

Soundings #1: August 18th at Camley Street Natural Park with Emma Bennett; Time: 1pm – 2pm (12 Camley Street, London N1C 4PW). Free entrance.

Soundings #2: September 4th at Wellcome Collection Late with Dylan Nyoukis; Time: 7.40pm and 9.30pm (183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE). Free entrance.

Soundings #3: November 18th at St Johns on Bethnal Green with Maja Jantar; Time: 8pm – 9pm (200 Cambridge Heath Road. London E2 9PA). Free entrance.

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