Soundtrack for an Unbuilt City

Sonic Imaginaries of New Babylon!




 

 

 

 

 

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The proposed plan for Shaftesbury Square formed part of the larger Belfast Urban Area Plan 1969, which was shelved due to The Troubles. We join forces with local resident Helena Hamilton to imagine an alternative universe where the Plan was built, and recreate it through sound.

PART 6: BELFAST SHAFTESBURY SQUARE
Helena Hamilton

In 1954, an alternative Central London was proposed by the planning giants Geoffrey Jellico, Ove Arup and Edward Mills. Seven decades later we are there with Mieko Shimizu to reimagine how that future may have sounded.

PART 5: LONDON SOHO
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Kode9 takes a musical-imaginary glance at what could have been if Bruce's 1945 blueprint for a new central city had been built.

PART 4: GLASGOW BRUCE PLAN
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Nick Luscombe interviews Kode9 about his contribution to MSCTY_EXPO: REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL, focused on a musical reimagining of the 1945 Bruce Report for Glasgow.

The Erasure of Climate and People
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Felix Taylor explores the fine line between utopianism and dystopianism with Charles Glover's wonderfully ambitious 1930's plan for an airport over Kings Cross in London.

PART 3: LONDON KINGS CROSS AIRPORT
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The writer and researcher Steve Taylor explores themes of unbuilt architecture connected to MSCTY EXPO: Reasons to be Cheerful Zone through explorations of Constant Nieuwenhuys' work.

Soundtrack for an Unbuilt City
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Ani Glass revisits the grand unbuilt plans for Cardiff's Centreplan 70.

PART 2: CARDIFF CENTREPLAN 70
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A sonic response by Forest Swords to C.H.R. Bailey's unbuilt 1960 design for Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.

PART 1: LIVERPOOL METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL
Forest Swords

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MSCTY Explores new ways to experience the world through sound and space. MSCTY Creates collaboration between physical, tangible, imagined landscapes, and sonic [space is the] place; from this we seek new ways of reading the world around us. MSCTY Invites criticism; inquiry; openness; suggestion; community. MSCTY Believes that the only boundaries [the only barriers] are dogmatic constructs to be broken down! MSCTY Believes that the quality of sound environments is as critical as quality air to breathe. No less than the Phuture of Sound is at stake: 5, 8, 6, we are MSCTY!

MSCTY Explores new ways to experience the world through sound and space.

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