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Sampling sounds of the future

Sampling sounds of the future: What does the future of Coventry sound like?

University of Warwick/Coventry City of Culture, 2021

Sampling Sounds of Coventry’s Future is a participatory project that facilitates exchange between the city of Coventry and its universities, as part of Coventry City of Culture. Supported by the Warwick Institute of EngagementLink opens in a new window, the project brings together academic researchers with artists, practitioners and publics in and around Coventry to address the question: what does the future of Coventry sound like? To answer it, we work together to create compositions and performances, using field recordings of the city.


Adele Reed : Small Folk Found Sounds

"Small Folks" thinks, in a literal way, about the future sounds of the city through the ears of the next generation.

Jitey Samra and Tarla Patel - North Side of the City

North side of the city focuses on the sound and stories of Stoney Stanton road in Coventry.

Natsu - Sampling the Future Sound of Coventry

An audio-visual installation consisting of three short films with soundtracks, each focussing on one aspect of Coventry: Transport & Industry, People & Communities and Buildings & Environment.

Laura Nyahuye - Echoing Sound, Breadcrumbs of Memory

A live spoken-word performance, followed by a public conversation about sound and cultural memory.


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Sarah M Farmer - Godivari lost and found

An exploration of sound, music and culture in Coventry and the possibilities and failings of data storage, from the perspective of a found violin. 

Godivari - Lost and Found

Iain Emsley - Unheard city

This project explores digital futures that are being constructed around us through developing device assemblages, and to begin hearing them through sonifications.

Grey city scape

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