Favourite Sounds of Hull

“You learn a lot about a city by asking about its sound” Peter Cusack

What is your favourite sound in the city where you live – or where you grew up, studied, worked, fell in love, played football or rugby league – or simply spent some time?  Sonic artist Peter Cusack has been asking these questions since 1998 – and building an endlessly fascinating archive by inviting replies to this question in London, Beijing, Prague, Berlin, Birmingham, Manchester and Southend-on-Sea.   The result is a series of intriguing and often surprising results, revealing both the city of the ear, and the significant role that everyday sounds play in our lives.

Now it’s Hull’s turn.

Favourite Sounds of Hull is a further step in a journey that encourages the local community as well as those who know and love Hull, to identify and share with the rest of the world, their favourite sounds of their city – a project devised especially for Hull, running from the autumn of 2016 and throughout the City of Culture year.

Favourite Sounds of Hull is curated by Peter Cusack, and produced by Serious in association with the School of Arts of the University of Hull. The project has been designed to complement Mind on the Run, the year–long celebration of Hull’s obscurely influential artist, the composer and sonic explorer Basil Kirchin.

If you're interested in sharing your favourite sound, please visit the Favourite Sounds of Hull page and if you’re interested in hearing other sounds, look out for listening booths at various live events during 2017. 

image (c) Anna Bean

Date:
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 - Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Time:
Venue:
City-wide, Hull

Artists involved in this gig