press and features


Follow @ellen_southern on twitter, and see #SiteSinging for the latest updates from this project in progress.

Site Singing in the media

“Engaging sound-sketches, inspired by visits to some of Bristol’s finest heritage sites” – Bristol Life

“Southern is a genuine polymath…the execution [of her sound-sketches] requiring dedication, planning, and hard work. [They are] all created by the artist using her own voice [with] each piece drawing on her fine art and drawing background” – Louise Trimby, Bristol 24/7 see full article below

Article in July edition of Bristol 24/7 by Louisa Trimby:

Site Singing exhibition Ellen Southern-article in Bristol 247 July 2015

Polyphony exhibition 2016 “Not to be missed” – Bristol magazine


“Experimenting with the crossovers between art forms, Ellen Southern presents her polyphonic (‘many voices’) performance. A multidisciplinary artist, the synergy she creates with sound is definatley one not to miss” – Speaking Visuals Magazine


Polyphony exhibition selected for Best of The Rest feature column, Bristol 24/7



Site Singing features online

Site Singing is increasingly being featured in various online blogs and sound research sites:

Read the Arnolfini blog article in advance of the Site Singing live debut as part of The Stage, March 2017

“The Stage (Working Title) now in Gallery 1 for our Spring Season offers space and apparatus for performance, gathering, idling and discussion. This week on The Stage we can enjoy the live debut of Ellen Southern’s vocal field-recording based project, Site Singing”


Read an interview about the Site Singing project for SOUND ART TEXT – includes links to audio

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‘Meet The Artist: Ellen Southern’ interview and article feature for Speaking Visuals online magazine, November 2017

“Bristol-based artist Ellen Southern takes experimental music to extraordinary new heights. Choral singer-come-performance-artist, her work draws on the history of singing to create a fresh style rooted in vocal traditions. Having relocated to Amsterdam then Poland in the 1990s, disillusioned by an increasingly corporate, London-centric art world, she collectively set up an arts workshop and events venue, and has been devoted to multimedia practice ever since. Her current polyphonic (many-voiced) work seeks to instil the multi-dimensionality of fine art into contemporary sound performances.”


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Thoughts on Listening to Spaces blog entry featured on front page of international online magazine Sound Art News

Sound Arts News feature

The exclusive interview feature in Sound Art Text has been widely re-blogged, for example here on the front page of sound research blog Tecsonics.

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Site Singing: joining the conversation on Twitter

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Site Singing public events to date:

The first public presentation of the Site Singing project as work in progress, July 2015

Read more here

Press Release: Site Singing exhibition at CentreSpace Gallery

See an archive feature on Site Singing on the gallery website

e-flyer Site Singing at Centrespace Gallery July 3rd-8th 2015

Site Singing: interactive presentation at Eastonia event, October 2015

Read more here

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Sanctum, October – November 2115

Sound-sketches from Site Singing were reworked in a music performance by Dead Space Chamber Music for Sanctum at Temple Church, Bristol.

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September 2016 – POLYPHONY exhibition and performances at Centrespace Gallery, Bristol BS1 

“In this exhibition Ellen will present and explore the multidisciplinary, polymathic, or, to put it in vocal terms, polyphonic (‘many voices’) nature of her practice. Ellen’s work spans the mediums of sound art, field recording, drawing, video, installation, performance and photography. This ‘polyphonic practice’ is influenced by a passion for singing in amateur choirs, together with a fascination for what she terms ‘vocalising site’: explorations of spatial acoustics via live and recorded voices, with a particular interest in heritage sites.”

Read more on the gallery websiteeflyer-polyphony-small

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