Calling all singers.
For one evening only, Dundee Design Festival invites you to come down to West Ward Works and take part in the new Singer Machine Choir, a vast chorus of voices that together will playfully conjure the sounds of factories past and present. Over the past three months Dundee Design Festival together with local games designers Biome Collective and musician Andy Truscott (Kinbrae) have visited factories across the region to record the sounds of working machinery. Sounds collected from DCA Print Studio, waxed cotton producers Halley Stevenson, Michelin tyre factory, textile fabricators Scott & Fyffe plus the terrifying clatter of textile machines on display at our neighbouring Verdant Works will help inspire you to create a production line of whirrs, drones, clangs and bangs.
Filling the huge, resonant spaces of West Ward Works, celebrated singer Alice Marra and folk legend Sheena Wellington plus special guests will lead you in simple vocal exercises and songs.
Explore Biome Collective’s sonic installation and help produce live soundtracks to digital projections and animations. Singer Machine Choir will focus more on play and process rather than aiming towards a finished, polished performance. You don’t need any formal training in singing, be able to read music, or have any experience in performing. Just lend us your voice and help make something spectacular.
Not to be missed.