SoundFjord was founded in a space nestled within a converted rag factory in late 2009. Operating from Tottenham, North London, it has gained an international reputation for its eclectic programme of exhibitions, site sensitive events, live performances, group crits, workshops, open studios, socials and collaborations.
In the summer of 2013 SoundFjord shifted focus to nomadic activity, and now focusses on commissioning new works whilst also collaborating on events and educational activities with like-minded organisations and institutions such as The British Library, Field Studies, Goldsmiths University of London, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London College of Communication, London Metropolitan University, Museum of London Docklands, Octopus Collective, Parasol unit, V22 and the Victoria and Albert Museum among others.
As an itinerant space dedicated to the curation, production and promotion of exceptional sound art and related practices to a broad audience, SoundFjord fosters research and critical listening practices, and encourages a deeper understanding, and wider knowledge, of the sonic arts through new and unexpected experiences, cultural knowledge and skills exchange, alternative educational practices and deep play.
You will find its activities online, on air and in situ - unburdened by a single space or a defined architecture.
In addition to its curatorial affairs, SoundFjord runs the micro-imprint Visible Near Midnight, curates and produces Postcards from the Volcano (with Stephan Barrett) - a monthly series of experimental sound art radio in association with Sonica.fm, and is an honorary research fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London (2014-17). SoundFjord is also on the advisory board for Bloomsbury's Ex:Centrics series.
Recent activities include: co-curator of the first ever Longplayer Day on 21 June 2017 (further details of events are available here), co-directing the much-loved sonic playgroup, SoundHoppers (2015 to 2017); co-curating the sound events at V22's Summer Club with Andie Brown (These Feathers Have Plumes) in summer 2016, co-founding London's Tape Orchestra and co-curating Full of Noises Festival in Cumbria in 2015, and being the first curator-in-residency at Octopus Collective (2014 to 2015).
SoundFjord is currently Lead Artist on the Wandle Waters project, Confluence: The River Speaks from September 2017 to March 2018 (commissioned on behalf of Greenland by Futurecity in partnership with The Pump House Gallery) and is a regular contributor to the Education and Events Programme at the British Library.
SoundFjord invites collaborative and curatorial propositions as well as consultation work and is available to curate and provide workshops independently.