Lights Out Listening Group is a unique listening event that takes place in almost complete darkness. Each programme is made up from open submissions sent in by sound artists, experimental musicians and radio makers. Over three years of running these events LOLG has established a friendly and supportive community of audio enthusiasts and sound creators centred at its base in Glasgow.
For a one-off special, LOLG have been invited to put together a programme for a live listening event in Leeds as part of the Project Radio broadcasts. As an experiment we will be beaming this special edition of the LOLG programme from Glasgow to a room full of people sitting in a darkened room in an art gallery in Leeds. The programme will also be broadcast simultaneously on Project Radio’s web radio stream so if you can’t make it along to the event you can always draw the curtains, close your eyes and tune in at home.
To make this happen we need your contributions. We are looking for audio and radio works for inclusion in the programme with a focus on sound art, spoken word, radio and experimental music. (Regular LOLG contributors please note that whilst you are encouraged to submit work for this event, if we receive too many submissions priority will be given to contributors local to Leeds and the surrounding area. Fear not however – any material that we cannot fit into the programme will be included in our next regular Glasgow event in November.)
This is an opportunity to test your audio creations out on a small audience of like-minded individuals who share a love of radio and the sonic arts. This group is open to anybody working with sound at all stages of their career including students, professionals and amateurs. Even if you’ve never worked with sound before – now could be the time to try something out! If you’re just curious or wish simply to come along and listen you will be more than welcome.
The event will be hosted by Project Radio at &Model Gallery in Leeds at 2.30pm on Sunday the 25th October, 2015. More details on how to tune in will follow soon.
Project Radio is an open exhibition space and online radio broadcast that coincides with the British Art Show in Leeds in October 2015 and looks at the political and collaborative potential of sound art and radio within the gallery space.
If you’d like to contribute something please email: email@example.com
– or visit LOLG’s About page for more details on how to submit work.
The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 20th October, 2015.