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Record the sounds of the city at the Tyneside Record-A-Thon

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Tyneside Sounds Society are proud to announce their third Tyneside Record-A-Thon™ – a fun, social and flash event for anyone with an interest, both passing or professional, in field recording, phonography and our sonic environment.

Bring along your recording device to Star & Shadow Cinema at 2pm on Sunday 13 October. From there you can grab a free coffee and pastry and you’ll get a quick briefing. (Star and Shadow Cinema is on Warwick Street in-between Heaton and Shieldfield, the Number 1 bus drops you right outside) You’ll then go out into the surrounding area of Ouseburn, Heaton & Shieldfield for 2 hours to capture and record the sounds.

Returning to Star & Shadow Cinema for 4pm. You can grab some food at Star & Shadow on your return and also meet/chat/share recordings with other participants whilst TSS folk transfer and upload what you’ve recorded to Tyneside Sounds Society Soundcloud and the online global sound map – Radio Aporee If you do not have any recording kit don’t worry we have a very limited number of devices you can loan for the morning. You need to let us know before hand if you wish to loan a device*. Expert field recorder types will be at the briefing if you need any advice or have any queries about technology or techniques. Beginners, amateurs, professionals – everyone’s welcome to take part!

*You will also need to provide ID (passport, driving license etc), proof of address (recent utility bill, bank statement etc) and mobile phone number if you wish to loan kit.

Tyneside Sounds Society is a network of individuals and public programme of events and initiatives dedicated to the recording and interpretation of the aural environment and sound heritage of Tyneside in North East of England. It also broadcasts a regular monthly show on Resonance Extra hosted by producer and museum impresario Michael McHugh

Walking Festival of Sound is a transdisciplinary event exploring the role of walking through and listening to our everyday surroundings. It combines a number of free and public events including walking performances and walking seminars which take place in diverse public spaces. Evening events informed by walking practices take place in various event spaces (see more details in the program section). Walking Festival of Sound facilitates a meeting point for an international network of practitioners and researchers interested in sound and walking. Through diverse events we explore how walking and listening practices can augment and challenge the way we perceive, navigate through, and care for our shared environments. In 2019 the festival takes place in two cities, Stockholm and Newcastle

Sunday 13th October, 14:00 / Star and Shadow Cinema Café 
Tickets: FREE but booking essential


The Walking Festival of Sound is funded by the Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice