Disturbing Space project launches
AN INTERESTING arts project is coming to Loughborough town centre.
Disturbing Space is a radio station and sound system on a custom bicycle which answers to no body, place or time. The bicycle, “Soon Reach” was developed by sound artist Xana in response to a series of workshops in Loughborough, Leicester and London around the themes of connecting through sound, displaced geographies and building free spaces to manifest joy.
Disturbing Space reflects on the power of pirate radio, textile printing and songs about movement, lullabies, rhymes and tales which elevate Black voices; creating a journey that is chosen by the traveller and fuelled by music.
“Soon Reach” will be pedalled through Loughborough on Saturday, June 16, between 11am and 4pm, and passers-by are invited to meet with the station and contribute to the broadcast.
This event is part of (re) composition, Radar’s main commissioning strand for 2017/18, which explores how music makes place and places make music. The project draws on the research of Dr Allan Watson in Loughborough University’s Deparment of Geography, and has expanded to engage with research across the Social Sciences.