To mark Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday, we’re recording conversations with the nurses and midwives who followed in her footsteps. We’ll create a sound artwork composed of Nightingale nurses’ recordings, with original music inspired by their work. Sound Observations will culminate in an installation for Central Hall (late 2020 / early2021) located in St Thomas’ Hospital. We’re seeking a sound engineer / sound designer to support the programme. Please read and respond to the full brief and submit your tender by 26th July 2020:https://52df61af-ca9f-43e6-91f7-917b6c5e8126.filesusr.com/ugd/43f2fd_37a5d5c4eff148209324a5f3a84b5a69.pdf
We’re also looking for nurses and midwives to record oral histories with. Please read and respond to the full brief here.
The title of this programme riffs on Florence Nightingale’s notes on “the sound observer” and her particularattunement to sonic details:
- “the rattle of keys”
- “the fidget of silk
- “the creaking of shoes and of stays”
- “the noiseless drapery”
- “the slow, lingering, shuffling foot”
- “the nurse who whispers”
- “the still small voice.”
The programme is funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.
Sound Observations is orchestrated by Marie-France Kittler from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and Laura Mitchison from On the Record.
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Visual ID: Joanna Layla (illustrator) / On the Record