esther ainsworth | e_s_t

| warrington-voices |


site-specific sound installation: commissioned for warrington contemporary arts festival and the foyer canopy of warrington parr hall. 3rd of october till the 1st of november 2014

field recordings, collected in the town and surrounding area, culminate in a sound composition which responds to the unique environment of warrington, exploring the spirit of place and capturing the rhythms of the way the town moves and lives.  

the project seeks participation from the local community in the creation of the work by contributing sound recordings of their locations, experiences and connections with the town via voice memo on mobile phone or by emailing sound clips. 

the final work was installed beneath the canopy of warrington parr hall where customers queue to enter the hall on a nightly basis. the position of the soundscape here creates a sonic canopy under which people can listen to the sounds whilst waiting to enter the hall, whist recontextualising the sounds away from their original source.

the idea explores the capability of sound to deepen and strengthen connections within communities, considering the physical and virtual networks between the people and places of warrington.

a full catalogue pdf of this project is avaialble via contact with the artist directly.





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| cwnd |

| respire in e, d and f |

| new work - lexi |

| warrington voices |

| balfron listening |

| bridge links |

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| parallel relay |

| in bloom |

| drive-in sound |

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