Was back to looking at sound and found this amazing project called The Travelling Archive. It was started in 2003 by Moushumi Bhowmik a singer and writer based in Kolkata as a collaboration with Sukanta Majumdar, a sound recordist and sound designer. Together they have been touring Bengal – including Bangladesh, West Bengal, Assam exploring, listening and recording the sounds of folk music. Their website is a great resource holding within it field recordings as well as documentation of their journey and what making this archive means. It is quite rare to come across a website that holds so much of the process. Great work!
If you want to buy their work you can do so here: http://www.travellingarchiverecords.com/
As usual managed to miss the beginning which was a presentation by Interference Archive, but was in time to catch the discussion that followed. We had spent a few hours before that at the 56a Infoshop meeting with Chris which is always nice and the space is so inspiring, being surrounded by documentation of the struggles happening/have happened around the world. Here’s a summary of what I took back from it:
An introduction to the event at the LCC:
Feminist Library: http://feministlibrary.co.uk/
Interference Archive: http://interferencearchive.org/
56a Infoshop: http://www.56a.org.uk/