We're interested in the power of immersive sound to realise emotionally compelling music, sound art and design. We work with multimedia artists, designers, musicians and architects to create a sense of presence through sonic immersivity.
Call & Response produce pioneering new work which explores different modes of presentation and participation through diverse strategies including installations, co-design projects and advocacy. Call & Response also enables artists and designers to develop their work at our state-of-the-art immersive audio production space.
Through our associate artists programme we are lucky to be spending time creating immersive sound works with some truly inspiring and creative people. We're interested in using immersive audio across artistic disciplines and exploring how this technology can be used to reshape composition and performance practices.
SOUTH EAST FUTURE SOUNDS
Over the past 3 years C&R have been testing the potential for new collaborations between artists, acousticians, local authorities and their communities by using sound art and acoustic design to explore listening issues. We have been working in with Milton Keynes at MK Gallery, in Peterborough with the Metal and Peterborough City Council and are currently collaborating with Anderson Acoustics to produce an immersive Ambisonic audio that allows audiences to experience the sonic future of their local spaces.
DescriptionProduced by C&R with artist Seohye Le and deafblind charity Sense. Descriptive Realities is a sound work, especially created for Birmingham Weekender. Inspired by the everyday listening experiences of those with profound sensory loss this artwork highlights issues faced by the deafblind community in everyday environments such as domestic settings and public transport. 3D audio, Augmented Reality and Audio Description were used to shed light on our diverse listening experience. Drawing on Seohye's own hearing impairment and perception of sound this piece plays with the mysterious, evocative and sometimes confusing world produced by our eyes and ears. A continuation of a longterm collaboration with Sense, this project involved working with deafblind people from residential homes in the Midlands area.
Produced by Call & Response with sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard, London Subterraneous is a 27-channel Ambisonic sound installation that reveals the hidden sounds of London’s forgotten underground water system.
For this project, special microphones were used to record the sound of London's underground waterways. Accessed through a series of “stink pipes” that connect London's familiar terrestrial environment to a lesser-known complex network of sewers and rivers below. The towering, hollow pipes, now rusting fixtures dotted across London were erected as safety valves to vent excess toxic gases along a newly built Victorian sewer network. Originally built in 1860’s these steel structures allow us to connect through our past and eavesdrop on the capital’s underground world. The resultant sonic experience is a portrait of the soundscape below ground and through the pipes themselves.