Social Instruments, 2018 - present


Image courtesy of Alice Jackson



In March 2018, Sound Artist Ed Sanders and performance artist Alice Jackson collaborated with participants from Scottish artist residency Mhor Farr to perform 'Social Instruments'. A collaborative and evolving work focused on the ideas of social attitudes towards group performance and multiplayer instrument building. The piece put performers in close contact as they explored joint composition and intimate performance techniques. The most recent iteration of  'Social Instruments' occurred at Nottingham based arts and music space The Florist, in February 2019. It took it's form in the shape of a workshop focusing on the sharing of collective knowledge as a vocal tradition through the building of multiplayer clay whistles.


The recordings made from this workshop are to be palyed as part of Radiophrenia's 2019 broadcast.



Links to previous recordings


Recordings from Mhor Farr 2018




Video From Mhor Farr 2019


Participants from Mhor Farr 2019 residency performing on the now one year old whistle tree built at Mhor Farr 2018




Images from Social Intruments workshop @ the Florist Nottingham 2019


In February 2019 Ed Sanders and Alice Jackson encouraged members of the public to come and engage in a clay ocarina and whistle making workshop. The workshop finished with a collaborative group performance and recordings of this workshop are to be broadcast on the Scottish radio station Radiophrenia.

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