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ASSEMBLY: Sonic Terrains

Online Spatial Sound Residency

From May 2020

Five artists join the Somerset House Studios community for a new online spatial sound residency programme, taking place from May to September 2020.

Current innovations in spatial sound and immersive listening offer exciting new possibilities for audiences and performers in terms of how we experience and produce sound and music. Sonic Terrains is the first programme of its kind in the UK and is designed to give artists space, time and budget to think, experiment and develop new ideas in this innovative space while working remotely in the current climate.

Supported by Jerwood Arts, the programme is a collaboration between Somerset House Studios and residents Call & Response, whose state-of-the-art spatial sound studio is based at Somerset House. Each artist will be supported remotely initially to make an ambitious new spatial sound work, with dedicated time in the studio later in the summer. The artists taking part are Kelman Duran, Lafawndah, Loraine James, Ben Vince and Zadie Xa.

All five works will premiere online as part of a special online edition of Assembly in September 2020.

Sonic Terrains is supported by Jerwood Arts' Development Programme Fund