As recording and editing technology becomes more accessible, more artists are taking the opportunity to experiment with audio experiences, creating rich sound-collages, whispered stories, instruction-based events and more. We wanted to find a way of celebrating this work, giving new audiences across the country the chance to experience it.
Out of this desire came the idea for the Travelling Sounds Library, bringing together a diverse array of independent audio shows into a satisfyingly rich and exciting collection.
The library exists as a series of hollowed-out hard back books, each containing an mp3 player and a little programme detailing the work available to listen to. Together these books travel the country, appearing at galleries, festivals, theatres and found spaces. You simply pick up a book and immediately find yourself in a world of beguiling audio encounters.
The library is not just a collection of audio pieces but a beautiful installation, set-up to sensitively respond to the space it inhabits. It travels with a librarian who introduces people to the work and can recommend specific pieces people may find interesting.
At present the Library features the work of the following artists, with new pieces being incorporated regularly:
Duncan Speakman & Uninvited Guests
Ryan Van Winkle
For more information on the Library or any of the pieces included, please contact Forest Fringe associate producer Ira Brand at firstname.lastname@example.org.