A radical reimagining of a fire eater in Bath, based on the quote: ”Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can’t strike them all by ourselves’.
Where else could we start our sonic tour of Bath than at its most iconic location, and indeed the one from which it takes its name – the Bath Spa.
We’re very happy to launch our latest project, Quiet Street, today: it’s a simultaneous online and real-world sound installation exploring and reimagining the sounds of the city of Bath, England. Nineteen sound artists took part, each reimagining a sound taken from the city of Bath
To gather the source material for Quiet Street, a crack team of Cities and Memory field recordists descended on Bath on a Sunday for a one-day recording session, aiming to cover as much of the central part of the city as possible, find and record something of the city’s sonic character, and gather enough interesting material to produce a workable sound map. Here are a few of the things I learned in the process of trying to sound map a city in one day.
Cities and Memory will be reimagining the sounds of the city of Bath for a new installation at the Bath Fringe Arts Festival, and we’re opening it up to sound artists to be a part of it. BathSounds is an immersive, physical manifestation of a multi-contributor, participatory