Churches feature in Sacred Spaces Project

13 Feb 2017

Twelve of our churches have been featured in an important sound project by Cities and Memory.

Sacred Spaces is a project that looks at the crucial role sound has played in spiritual and religious lives for thousands of years. The project invited contributors to submit field recordings from religious spaces all over the world. These were then shared with musicians, sound artists and sound designers who have reimagined and recontextualised the recordings.

The project is the biggest Cities and Memory have completed and involves 123 artists and field recordists from 34 countries around the world including Australia, India, Lebanon and Portugal.

We were delighted to be asked to be part of this project which blends our unique heritage with sound allowing people to interact with our churches on a new and unique level.

The project has also highlighted the importance of the work we are doing to Save St Swithun’s in Worcester. We are currently fundraising to turn the Grade I-listed Georgian gem into a sound and art centre - a sensory space which creatively uses sound and art to engage, enthuse and inspire.