Sounds of Oxfordshire
We Want Your Sounds!
From bees to bells, we want your sounds to play a part in BBC Oxford's exciting sound-artwork...
Over 6 months, beginning on April 23rd, BBC Oxford and OCM will collect all sorts of sounds from across Oxfordshire, and the stories behind them - whether they be favourite sounds, most hated sounds, disappearing sounds, new sounds or historic sounds. We'll tell the stories in short form across our output, and build an interactive online map showing what we've collected and from where.
Once the collection period is over, our composer in residence Robert Jarvis will take the raw materials to create a brand new sound-artwork, which will be given its world premiere on BBC Oxford in October as part of a programme reviewing the Sounds of Oxfordshire project. Once the work has been broadcast, Robert will work towards turning it into an installation piece and also producing a CD version. To ensure the project's legacy, the collected sounds and stories, and the final sound-artwork, will be offered to the archives at the Centre for Oxfordshire Studies.
Email your audio clips to firstname.lastname@example.org and be part of this exciting venture!
Have a go at our Sounds of Oxfordshire quiz by clicking on the link below:
Sounds of Oxfordshire is produced by Oxford Contemporary Music which presents and commissions a wide variety of music events around Oxfordshire, from intimate café concerts to large scale sound and light events in places like Oxford's Botanic Garden. OCM's director, Jo Ross, says of the project, "We were really excited to be asked by the BBC to produce this project. Our Sunday night music show on BBC Oxford, The Hub, has given us a real taste for radio and we're thrilled to be part of the team that creates a new piece of music together with the station's listeners. OCM is about creating opportunities for people to experience and create new music of all kinds so this is a perfect chance for us to share our passion with a wide audience. We hope listeners will be inspired to take part and check out Oxfordshire's own piece of new music.
last updated: 29/04/2009 at 12:11
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