City of Impulse

From our friends at SOUND | MAKING | SPACE

You are warmly invited to:


12th July 2018 | 6-9.30pm

@ Bartlett Here East

Bartlett Sound Making Space Doctoral Network is hosting an exceptional night of talks, screenings, performances, DJs and complimentary drinks to celebrate the end of Sound Series 2…


In March 2018, Sound | Making | Space co-founder Merijn Royaards and affiliate Christabel Stirling were thrilled to participate in a collaborative research exchange in Beirut, organised in partnership between Recomposing the City and Theatrum Mundi, led by Gascia Ouzounian and John Bingham-Hall. The week-long visit sought to facilitate conversations and connections between sound artists, musicians, architects, urban planners and researchers working on issues of sound and space in Lebanon and the UK.  


ALTERED STATES 1.5 | CITY OF IMPULSE, an initial follow-up event, builds on some of the ideas and projects conceived in Beirut. The evening will include talks from acoustician Fouad Bechwati , the mastermind behind 21DB and the sound designer of some of Beirut’s biggest and best night clubs; and sound artist Nathalie Harb, creator of The Silent Room, a sanctuary-like pavilion that provides Beirut residents with access to silence in a chaotic and sometimes sonically overwhelming urban environment. The event will also include a film screening that delves into the ways in which sound figures in questions of landscape and violence, taking a trip through the vernacular acoustic of Beirut wrought by its deserted modernist structures, concrete shells, and cacophonous soundscape of car horns, traffic, construction work and muezzin calls; and a live performance that repurposes this sonic architecture into something altogether new and surprising.


The evening will close with DJs and drinks on us!!

Watch the trailer for CITY OF IMPULSE here. 

Free tickets can be registered via eventbrite by following the link below:

** PLEASE NOTE: This event is not at our normal venue, but at Bartlett HERE EAST, Queen Elizabeth Park.  The nearest overground station Hackney Wick. **

With special thanks to all of our supporters: Bartlett Doctoral Initiative Fund, London Arts and Humanities Partnership, Recomposing the City, Theatrum Mundi.

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