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Seeds & Bridges return to Hull after a six year hiatus

Inspired by its status of UK City Of Culture 2017, Jez riley French and Pheobe riley Law’s series sets about putting Hull “back on the explorative sound map of Europe”

Jez riley French and Pheobe riley Law will bring their Seeds & Bridges sound art series back to Hull following a six year hiatus. With eight events planned for 2017’s city of culture starting in October and running until March 2018, the series sets out to “give the new audiences in the city for contemporary art a chance to experience unique sound focused events from both established and emerging artists working with sound in various ways”.

Held at Humber Street Gallery, all events are free. They include an in-depth conversation between Jez riley French and field recordist Chris Watson, a female-only workshop, performance events incorporating sound, noise and technology; installations, and more. Participating artists include Chris Watson, Hanna Tuulikki with Lucy Duncombe & Nerea Bello, Emily Richardson, Rachael Finney, Ryoko Akama, Dawn Scarfe, Katy Bentham, Embla Quickbeam, Collectress, Heather Ross, Holly Jarvis, Andrew Jarvis and Yorkshire Sound Network for Women, and of course Seeds & Bridges hosts Jez riley French and Pheobe riley Law, with more to be confirmed.

Chris Watson in conversation with Jez riley French takes place on 5 October. More details to be announced soon.