Product of Circumstance are working on participatory soundwalks this summer as part of the Visualise programme of public art in Cambridge. Today 3rd April 2012 they are trying to capture as many sounds and stories from the city, however seemingly insignificant …
‘We’re building a portrait of one day in Cambridge and we need your help …
Tuesday 3rd April seems like an auspicious date, we want to document it, to freeze frame it and to turn it into a story. To do this we want to collect sounds, words and pictures from the people who live in Cambridge.
What we’d like you to do …
For 24hrs on the 3rd April we’re opening a phoneline and an email channel to you.
- Really we’d love to hear your voice, to tell us what you see, to tell us what’s happening around you or to you.
If this is difficult or uncomfortable you also could
- record a sound yourself and then email it to us,
- or take a picture,
- or you could just tweet something with the tag #cambridge1234
- or all of the above!!
What we’re going to do with all this stuff . .
We’re going to create a story that threads all these things together, and then we’re going to turn it into a series of soundwalks that you and anyone else can experience on the streets of Cambridge. (imagine something like a museum audio guide, but with a cinematic soundtrack, and a dramatic fiction drawn from the everyday). These soundwalks will use satellite positioning so as you walk around the city you will hear different parts of the story at the locations they came from. We’re going to release these walks as a series of episodes over April, May and June. In the summer we will also publish a small book collecting everything we create together with you …
How do I get involved?
On Tuesday 3rd, at any time of day, wherever you are you can …
Phone this number +44 1223790151 and leave a message telling us what you see, what’s happening around you or to you. It doesn’t matter how small or insignificant you think it might be, it’s all happening. But please be sure to tell us WHERE YOU ARE (e.g. a street name or nearby building)
Send a sound recording to firstname.lastname@example.org, but please let us know WHERE AND WHEN IT WAS RECORDED
Send us a photo to email@example.com but please let us know WHERE AND WHEN IT WAS TAKEN
To stay update on the project and when it gets published check back to the website at the end of April or you can email us and we’ll add you to our Cambridge email list’