Bangor Sound City

Bangor Sound City is a project by Soundlands, aiming to make positive contributions to Bangor and its environs through the sound arts.

Wet Sounds launched Season 1 with Nurse with Wound headlining a unique underwater sound performance at Bangor Swimming Pool. Toriad was a live performance by Manuel Rocha Iturbide working with four professional hairdressers. Gardd Pier was adopted for Yann Seznec’s Weather Gage.

The season concluded in grand fashion with Jodi Rose’s micing-up of the Menai Suspension Bridge and a touring Sound Car.

Season 2 opened with Annea Lockwood’s recreation of  her three seminal Piano Transplants of which Piano Garden is ongoing. This was followed by a live performance of Electronic Guy by Benoît Maubrey and the return of Joel Cahen’s Wet Sounds underwater performance.

Following our first ‘open call’ for two new commissions in Bangor and Cwm Idwal, Rebecca Horrox presented Teffradot Opera Walk (which can still be experienced) followed by Jenna Burchell’s Songsmith to close the second season.