Rich Mix, Lower Cafe Gallery
Opening: Monday 22nd June 6pm-8pm
Exhibition Open: 22 June – 5 July, 10am-8pm
Closing Ceremony: Saturday 4th July 12noon-4pm
How do we listen to the past? How will the future listen to us?
An exhibition of sound, text and image created and curated by Moushumi Bhowmik, singer, writer and music researcher, and Sukanta Majumdar, sound recordist/sound artist, both from Calcutta (Kolkata), India. The exhibition is a shared listening to field recordings of songs and stories about songs, from Bengal. These recordings come out of a continuing journey across Bangladesh, eastern India, and in and around London too, where Moushumi and Sukanta have been on since 2003. The Travelling Archive in East London is being housed at and supported by Rich Mix.The British Library are supporting the project and collaborating with their recordings. The Helen Hamlyn Trust are supporting with funds. And finally the Creative Research into Sound arts Practice (CRiSAP) of the London College of Communication are supporting with equipment and other resources.https://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/the-travelling-archive-in-east-london/
Moushumi and Sukanta also recently presented at a CRISAP Points of Listening evening – read more and listen to documentation online: https://pointsoflistening.wordpress.com/