RADIO SHOW 30 JULY 1-3pm: https://www.reformradio.co.uk/play/Demo_Tapes_30th_July_2021
Demo Tapes brought together newly-digitised sound archives and music groups around the north west region to create new works around the theme of protest.
Musicians Pops Roberts and Phillip Howley led workshops with young people at More Music in Morecambe, Collective Encounters in Liverpool and Brighter Sound in Manchester in May and June 2021. The groups listened to newly-digitised sound archives relating to protest and politics and created new works in response to them.
You can listen to their new tracks and the archive audio that inspired them here:
The blogs listed below give introductions to some of the recordings we have digitised recently which might inspire you, including stories of political involvement, queer creative response, anti-nuclear protest, climate change, industrial protest and mass trespass. Where possible we have included download links in case you would like to sample the clips.
You can also find a playlist for each North West collection digitised by Unlocking Our Sound Heritage over at our Listen page. You might also want to have a listen to the Archives+ Soundcloud holds all kinds of clips from the sound archives held at Manchester Central Library.
You can go behind the scenes on the project and find out what it was like to be involved in the podcast produced by Reform Radio: