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4'33" at Swiss Cottage Library

4'33" at Swiss Cottage Library

The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama MA Music Theatre Conducted by Paul Barker 4'33" by John Cage (adapted for choir) This seminal work explores how we listen and perceive silence Click for view images & words...

Echo at St Paul's

Echo at St Paul's

Natasha Reid “Echo” aimed to be subtle and quiet, its symbolism revealed only upon closer inspection to form a quiet reminder of a hugely violent event in London’s history. Click for view images & words...

Crash 2 onto Tate Britain

Crash 2 onto Tate Britain

Daniel Jack McClennan Projecting from Chelsea College of Arts onto the external wall of Tate Britain, scarred by bomb shrapnel during the Second World War, Daniel McClennan film ‘Crash 2” explores encounters with a traumatic and ungraspable 'Real'. Click for view images & words...

10 at Albany Rd, Camberwell

10 at Albany Rd, Camberwell

Cassandra Mathews (musician) & Ally Johnson (artist) White Zeppelin confetti exploding visually at the sound of 10 harmonics played on the guitar this intervention entitled '10 At Albany Road' in order to pay respect to the 10 victims deceased in World War I on this particular site. Click for view images & words...

Transatlantic Typewriter

Transatlantic Typewriter

Liam Donovan (Typewriter technology) & Nancy Esposito (Poet) The images here shows a poem being typed on a 1930s typewriter from across the Atlantic. What you see typing is Nancy's poem, she is tapping into her Mac from a location near where the Boston bombs exploded. Images and video by Polyphonie Fae/photograFae. Typewriter location St Bride Foundation, City of London. Poem location, Boston, USA. Click for view images & words...

Inhibition of Action, Greenwich

Inhibition of Action, Greenwich

Camille Desmarest (dance) & Garry Scott James (sound) If one can neither get away nor fight, then action becomes inhibited. When action has no way out, immobility turns into mutism. Inhibition becomes the only solution and leaves traumas in the body. Click for view images & words... Facilitated by Made in Greenwich Gallery With kind permission of Southeastern Railways

Silence of Knitting across UK

Silence of Knitting across UK

Originated by Dawn Cole The Silence of Knitting originated as an event for Margate but when the call went out for people to take part it was a complete surprise the responses that came. Images and words from Newark in Nottinghamshire River Mersey in Liverpool Ticehurst in East Sussex Click for view images & words...

The Day We Saw Silence in Bow

The Day We Saw Silence in Bow

Duncan Menzies with Poem and Images by Anna Orhanen As the traffic flowed the pipes played, when the traffic stopped the pipes stopped. Exploring speed of life - preconceptions – in the rush to live life, societies in the West often tend to ignore what they don't immediately understand and history proves this can have fatal consequences for humanity. Click for view images & accompanying poem...

Observing the Witness in Poplar

Observing the Witness in Poplar

xname Remembering those who died under the bombs, but also those who witnessed it, this solo performance symbolically re-enacts some of the indelible events that have happened in Poplar, at the extreme margins of the East End, a recurring target of aerial attacks over two World Wars. Click for view images & words...

Mirrors of the Sky at Barbican

Mirrors of the Sky at Barbican

Parlour Collective The threshold between the silence of expectation and the silence of devastation Structured around the idea of a mirror reflecting the sky and its inherent uncertainty Orbiting different streets and alleyways surrounding the Barbican centre, gradually drawing closer together and eventually colliding in a delicate, transitory moment Photo by Kate Mahoney Click for view images & words...

Sonic Gift in Lewisham Market

Sonic Gift in Lewisham Market

Jazzman John Clarke (poem) Ricky Edwards (alto sax) Claude Deppa (flugelhorn) Giovanna Bindi (puppeteer) Self-penned poem 'Sonic Gift' was an ironic titled poem for Silent Cacophony, performed in Lewisham Fruit & Veg Market outside M&S, where a V1 rocket killed 51 and maimed many on 28th July 1944. Alto sax and flugelhorn, with a puppeteer's use of movement interpreted and emphasis both words and actions. Click for view images & words...

Walter de la Mare in Bloomsbury

Walter de la Mare in Bloomsbury

Bird Radio It was a powerful experience to sing these two 1918 Walter de la Mare poems. On this day, at this time, in this place, and it was an opportunity for reflection and to take much needed time to contemplate the power of reviving the words of a poet from their slumber and sensing them reverberate through the city, weaving through the rain, carried in the gusts that ease the rust brown leaves from the branches. Oh, Happy England. Click for view images & words...

Glimmers of Hope in Dalston Library

Glimmers of Hope in Dalston Library

Maria Alvarez Echenique A gentle installation of ceramic heads representing the loss of life when the original Dalston library was struck at 4pm on 4th January 1945 by a V2 killing many children as well as adults. Each head sculpture was carried individually from the artist studio to the location by various members of the local community and laid in place before 11am Click for view images & words...

Bethnal Green Disaster

Bethnal Green Disaster

Jude Cowen Montague An evocation of one man's experience of the Bethnal Green tube disaster in music and poetry. Based on the oral history of Alf Morris. Click for view images & words...

Word Raid - Answer the Call

Word Raid - Answer the Call

David Lee Morgan, Jonathan Lockwood, Andy Rowe & Tom Westbrook Thank you for agreeing to take part in the evenings performance on the 11th November 2013. Please call in to the performance between 9.30pm and 10.51pm Telephone number +44 207 353 3331 - You will be live in Bridewell Hall from the moment your telephone connects. - You will not hear voices - You will hear noise - Please hang up when finished ready for the next caller Click for view images & words...

Dispatch from Beirut, Lebanon

Dispatch from Beirut, Lebanon

Daniel Merrill Daniel Merrill interviewed a bomb disposal expert for Silent Cacophony while researching local contemporary music. The full dispatch and audio interview can be read and listen to on the blog. Click for view images & words...

V2 on Abbots Gardens, Finchley

V2 on Abbots Gardens, Finchley

Nick Scammell On 15 November1944 a V2-rocket landed on houses in Abbots Gardens, killing 5 people, including 2 children. Residents have raised a small mosaic memorial on the grass verge, in honour. Click for more images & words...

Silence of Knitting in Margate

Silence of Knitting in Margate

Dawn Cole and Margate Residents The Silence of Knitting originated as an event for Margate but when I put the call out for people to take part it was a complete surprise the responses that came. An unexpected aspect of this project has been the sense of people coming together. People who know me and many who don’t, all joining together for a common purpose. Click for view images & words...

36 V2 rockets in Brockley

36 V2 rockets in Brockley

Lurca 36 V2 rockets, representing each of those who died when half the terrace houses were destroyed killing and maiming many Image Nathan Harmer

The Silence Before at Lyceum

The Silence Before at Lyceum

Harry Vendryes & Sandra Djukic The Lyceum Theatre in Covent Garden had a devastating attack on its interval audience in 1915 killing and horrifically maiming many. Actor Harry Vendryes considers how it may have felt going about daily life with constant threat of attack hanging over every move. A film of this performance by Sandra Dujkic to follow. Click for view images & words...

Right at the Anchor, Deptford

Right at the Anchor, Deptford

Ben Burtenshaw & Tess Faria The contingent we have assembled to join us in this performance are key in the rekindling/sparking process as sites of and potential sites of disdain or activism. How they approach, ignore or come to terms with this existing site of conflict will become evident over lunch Click for view images & words...

Notions of Home in Euston

Notions of Home in Euston

Lenka Horakova Representing notions of home; a metaphor for a body and what is left behind in silence. The sculpture is made from used house keys, symbolising a stage within; a contemplation on our ideal home and the state of being in war and conflict. Inspired by the Euston War Memorial across the Euston Road from the Garden. Click for view images & words...

War of Words,Shepherds Bush Green

War of Words,Shepherds Bush Green

Dzifa Benson I’d heard about an unexploded bomb dating from World War II discovered during Shepherd Bush Green’s recent refurbishment. It seemed the perfect location to combine with my poem. I wanted to recite my poem to as many people as I could accost on Shepherds Bush Green Click for more images & words...

 11th November 2013

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