Scope and Content:
Fifteen commissions for FPG Sounds, a project led by Focal Point Gallery in 2022:

1) Kelly Buckley [K-A-B]: Echoes In The Fossils
2) Adrian Lane
3) Matthew Boulter [M G Boulter]: Clifftown Sounds
4) Josephine Melville: Lost in Music
5) Frazer Merrick: The Hidden Sounds of Play
6) The Owl Service: English Country Music
7) Ruth Jones
8) Lucia Dove: The eel
9) The Repeat Beat Poet: A Testament To Life & Death
10) Rikki Livermore [RikTheMost]: Time After Tide
11) Nastassja Simensky and Rebecca Lee: Rings on Water
12) Carrissa Baxter
13) Vibe Southend
14) Billie Baxter
15) Damien Robinson

The fifteen artists were chosen by six guest selectors from across Southend’s alternative music and sonic-art scene including Emma Reed (musician, founder of Culture as a Dare!), Storm Johnson (broadcaster, DJ and journalist), George Morl (artist, curator, producer and gallery programmer), Hayley Hill (producer, project manager, Cool Thing Records) and Jo Overfield and Ray Morgan (Sundown Arts, This Must Be The Place).

Southend has a long and rich history of innovators working at the forefront of sound. From the development of EKCO radio to its alternative music scene, the many artists and practitioners working with sound continues to grow. Through the FPG programme, Focal Point Gallery aimed to support the works of these artists or groups as well as give new opportunities at a time when live works and venues continued to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

FPG Sounds was supported by Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants.
50 MP3s and 7 MP4s
Catalogue Reference:
SA 80 addl.
Dates of Description:

Accession Boxes for SA929

SA929 Box 1Digital master filesNot to be produced. Enquiries should be sent to the Essex Sound and Video Archive, Essex Record Office