Site Singing to feature in Theaster Gates’ SANCTUM

I am in a music duo with guitarist and composer Tom Bush, and we have been re-working some of the Site Singing sound sketches using voice, electronics, electric guitar & effects pedals, and improvisation.

Hear songs based on a re-worked Site Singing sound-work from Meare Fish House:

Hear a song based on a re-worked Site Singing sound-work from Bradford-on Avon medieval Tithe Barn:

Our band, Dead Space Chamber Music, was selected to take part in the ambitious sound project SANCTUM, which took place in October and November 2015 at Temple Church, Bristol. This site, a bombed out medieval church managed by English Heritage, is usually closed to the public. But for the duration of SANCTUM, it came to life with continuous sound performances, 24 hours a day, for 24 days straight. Our experiments with the Site Singing material  featured as part of a specially created set for the event.

See the Sanctum website for more on the project

“Dead Space Chamber Music (Tom Bush, Ellen Southern) are an experimental duo combining voice, electric guitar and pre-recorded material to reinterpret songs from the 14th century onwards. For Sanctum, they will ‘sonically overlay’ sites, by incorporating vocal sound-scapes created at other regional religious English Heritage buildings, from Southern’s #SiteSinging project.”


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