About Us – For Us (2021)
The name of the piece refers to West Everton Community Council’s (WECC) powerful principle: “nothing about us, without us, is for us.” As a collaboration between local residents (Adam Byrne, E and Ken Thompson) and an outside musician (John Lowndes), the sound work explores ethnographic, sonic representation in an area affected by austerity and the pandemic.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the work has been presented as a fixed, binaural work for headphone playback.
The visual image contains photographs taken by Ken Thompson and a map provided to me by Ann Roach of WECC. They are reproduced here with permission.