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New Cities and Memory installation across Oxford this month

Mythophones - coming to Oxford in November 2015
Mythophones – coming to Oxford in November 2015

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting a special installation across the city of Oxford this month, as part of a collaboration with Oxford Contemporary Music.

Memoryphones will take place on the evening of Friday 20 November and all day on Saturday 21 November.

The installation looks at the relationship between sound and place across five locations in Oxford city centre.

The installation will make use of Mythophones, solar-powered, sound-storing sculptures that enable passers-by to interact with sounds in an immersive, direct experience. By placing their head inside the Mythophone’s loudspeaker funnel, listeners will be enveloped in a new world of sound that complements and contrasts the existing soundscape.

The five locations are:

  • Outside the Weston Library, Broad Street (sounds from museums and libraries)
  • Said Business School, Frideswide Square (sounds of travel from stations and airports)
  • Oxford Castle (sounds of river and water)
  • Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street (sounds of crowds and political protests)
  • Radcliffe Square (St. Mary’s Church) – TBC (sounds of churches and cathedrals)

More information about the installation is available at the project homepage here, or at the Facebook event here.