PoL # 16 Footsteps of Sound: working in and out of archives

As part of my focus on African and Asian artists, Todays Discovery has a loose but interesting link courtesy of Points of Listening.
Here is the website for the Travelling Archive
http://www.thetravellingarchive.org/home.php
I have only just discovered this and I am looking forward to reading and listening to more. There is an Exhibition as well called The Travelling Archive in East London 22 June to 5 July details here:
http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/the-travelling-archive-in-east-london/

Points of Listening

With Moushumi Bhowmik & Sukanta Majumdar
Date: Tuesday June 9th, 2015
Time: Arrive at 18:00 (starts promptly at 18:15)
Venue: LCC, Elephant & Castle reception (Directions)
Free with limited capacity. To reserve a place please email: markpeterwright@gmail.com

image from The Travelling Archive

The Travelling Archive is two of us: Moushumi Bhowmik, singer and writer, and Sukanta Majumdar, sound recordist and sound artist. We live in Calcutta (Kolkata) and have been travelling across eastern India and Bangladesh and also in parts of London for over 12 years, working with various aspects of sound, listening and documentation.

In 2013 we produced a sound and moving image work entitled Footsteps of Sound for an exhibition at Foundacion Botin, Santander, based on early sound recordings in India. The name comes from a song we learned on the road, which goes like this: “A sound rises from the mridanga drum/I hear its footsteps/It stirs my heart/I feel in…

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