{ stereo – type – music }

Choral performance workshop, 5 channel sound installation and newsprint publication. 

{stereo – type – music} considers how publishing practices inform the ways we listen to each other, through a surround sound work, choral performance and accompanying newsprint publication of scores, stories, letters, and texts. The work explores the materiality of stereo sound, which derives from Greek word stereós, meaning solid, and the forms of solidarity that can emerge from listening with an ear tuned towards kind of ongoing fluidity. 

The sound work is created from collectively composed scores and recordings made from multiple perspectives; from choral singing sessions, memories of newspaper callers, graphic scoring workshops, field recording classes, the vast factory floor of DC Thomson’s print works and the intimate handmade letter presses of Quarto Press.

The publication includes contributions from Sharlene Bamboat, Erin Farley, Emmie McLuskey, Salomé Voegelin and Matthew Arthur Williams and was designed by Luke Cassidy Greer of Yalla Riso.

The work was curated and created by Helen Nisbett, Becca Clark and Lizzie Day.

{stereo – type – music} was commissioned by Art Night, co-commissioned by the Tetley, Leeds. With support from Creative Kernow, The Elephant Trust, the University of Dundee and the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities.

First performed at Baxter Park as part of Art Night, Dundee. Jun 2023. Exhibited at the Tetley, Leeds July-Oct 2023. Exhibited at FLAMM, Cornwall. October 2023.