A photo of Elaine Mitchener working at a table, constructing an uknown object, In the background you can see  people sat watching.
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Somerset House Studios

The Wire: Music By Any Means

Until 31 Jan
£7 / £10

Rent the entire Music By Any Means digital series for £10. Just add both events to your basket and the discount will automatically be applied at check out.


A series of three talks programmed by The Wire magazine looking at different strategies and systems for making music and organising sound. 

Music By Any Means has been designed to show how anything can become music, from objects to actions, archives to rituals, and how anyone can make it, regardless of any previous musical experience or ability. In the process of demystifying the processes of sound organisation and music making, the series will illuminate other ways of being in the world through sound, bypassing existing orthodoxies to enable and empower new creative activity.  
The talks, which will include demonstrations and performances, will be presented by O YAMA O (Rie Nakajima and Keiko Yamamoto), People Like Us (Vicki Bennett), and Elaine Mitchener; all artists who use aspects of film, theatre, performance, visual art and other practices to inform and develop new and distinctive approaches to making music and organising sound. 

Header image: Elaine Mitchener by Mike Cameron.

The Wire is an independent monthly music magazine covering a dynamic global network of underground, experimental and alternative musics. Founded in 1982, the magazine recently published its 450th issue. The Wire is based at Somerset House in central London.