Taking Soundings: Sound Art from a Working Heritage May 25–June 9, 2019

Bath Fringe Soundings promotion poster

Sound Artist Leona Jones has created a unique aural art installation ‘Taking Soundings’ for the Museum of Bath at Work. Her sound installation uses recorded interviews with Bath people and of their work over the years. You can experience ‘Taking Soundings’ every day during the Bath Fringe Festival.

Title:Taking Soundings
Date:Saturday May 25th to June 9th 2019
Time:10.30 am to 17.00 pm
Venue:The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Rd, Bath
Admission:Free with museum admission

Since July 2018, Leona, who works with sound, language and space, has been the Museum of Bath at Work’s artist-in-residence. The story goes that everyone has undiscovered treasures in their attic, but for Leona it was the basement of the museum where she discovered gold.  There she found the Museum’s vast oral history archive of Bath life in the early to mid-20th century. The voices with their vivid recollections provided the raw material for the sound installation that will play during the Bath Fringe. Sounding out through the Museum’s evidence of labour the soundscape will consider the creativity inherent in human effort.

We are also showing two films during the Bath Fringe Festival: one on the 25th May and another on the 1st June. See Bath Fringe films at the museum.


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