Two schools participated in a learning project which took place alongside River Sounding. Young people from St Clement Danes Primary School, north of the river, and St James CE Primary School, south of the river, had the opportunity to visit the installation at Somerset House, record their own river sounds and create their own compositions.

The sessions were facilitated by workshop leader, Duncan Chapman and you can look through the photographs and have a listen to the final pieces composed by the pupils.

visiting the installation
using the hydrophone
recording in the school playground
recording the drinking fountain
recording sounds
recording water 1
recording water 2
recording water 3
listening to Tower Bridge
recording voices
recording by the river
recording with Duncan
Listening back
Listening to boats
recording near City Hall
recording in a fountain

In this project

Co-commissioned & Co-produced by

Somerset House
Sound and Music


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