Dis­turb­ing Space project launches

Loughborough Echo - - LEISURE -

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.

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