Open Deck is a series that encourages collective listening and conversations to document our relationships to music and sound.
Hosted by interdisciplinary artist Ashley Holmes, the event invites you to bring music (vinyl records or mp3 files) responding to the theme of Built Environments and City Landscapes and contribute to a space of collective listening and sharing of stories, memories and perspectives. The focus of the evening will be to consider how we can understand local social and political histories through music and audio recordings.
There will be a laptop, record player and a sound system set up, with an open deck policy.
Anyone can bring music or audio recordings with the opportunity to share a discussion space in a small group, and talk about some of the contributions people have made. Any genre, any time period – as niche, unusual, popular, long or short as you like.
Reflect on some of the questions below to help you decide what you might like to bring:
How is it produced?
When was it produced?
And what do you know of the country/city/town/local area during that time period?
How do people listen to it?
How is it archived or documented?
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