Hidden Sounds

Tue, 14 November 2023


Fruit Market, 1 – 2 Pier Street, Hull, HU1 1ZA


Free admission, no ticket required

Sounds are everywhere.

Some are obvious.

Some are hidden.

Using sounds captured inside Hull’s Tidal Surge Barrier and the Humber Bridge alongside abandoned instruments and rediscovered tapes, this improvised performance weaves textures and soundscapes from sounds that are ignored or never normally heard. Sounds derived from secret locations, objects left for dead, and always-on systems operating just below our feet protecting the entire population of the region.

These sounds form part of the complex, layered, intricate yet fragile landscape that we share. And they’re our starting point for creating a collective improvisation mixing dense textures from the concrete of the city with delicate half-memories from recovered instruments.

Featuring Matt Barnard, Peter Elsdon, Rowan Oliver, Mark Slater and Wai Wan

Hidden Sounds is presented in association with the University of Hull

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