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 sound art and related disciplines 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 SoundFjord's activities online, on air and in situ - unburdened by a single space or a defined architecture.
In addition to curatorial affairs, SoundFjord runs the micro-imprint Visible Near Midnight, curates and produces Postcards from the Volcano (with Stephan Barrett), and is a Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London (2019-23). SoundFjord is also on the advisory board for Bloomsbury's Ex:Centrics series.
Current and recent activities: EnCOUnTErs, SoundFjord x Cafe OTO (2023-24); Auraldiversities: Space. Place. Confluence . Entanglement with John Drever, Alice Eldridge and Aki Pasoulas (2022-23); Sensational Books, Bodleian Library (May - Dec 2022); Auraldiversities: Listening in the Present Tense, Altered States/Multiphyla Listening, Future Listening, with John Drever and Alice Eldridge (2020-21); Auraldiversity series with John Drever and Richard Hamblyn (2020); Longplayer Day 2017, 2019 and 2022 with James Bulley (further details of the biannual festival are available here); Wandle Waters project, Confluence: The River Speaks (2017 to 2018); SoundHoppers with Wajid Yaseen (2015 to 2017); V22's Summer Club with Andie Brown (2016); Full of Noises Festival (visiting curator), Cumbria (2015).
SoundFjord invites collaborative and curatorial propositions as well as consultation work and is available to curate and provide workshops independently.