Around Sound Fragments

Major thanks to everyone at Wesleyan University Press—especially Director and Editor-in-Chief Suzanna Tamminen— for making this possible. From John Cage through Punk Ethnography, the work continues with The Black Power Station.

In the spirit of the collaborative work, Sound Fragments will be a co-designed website that updates where the book finished, siqala apho bayeke khona.

In June-July 2022 a small team will travel from the U.S. to Makhanda, including an architect, sound designer, and public healing expert, in order to imagine and design a sonic-architectural-health plan to serve as a blueprint and fund-raiser for a new and expanded premises for The Black Power Station. Work will be showcased at The National Arts Festival, and updated regularly here throughout the summer and winter 2022.

Locating the site for a giant mbira, African Street, Makhanda, South Africa

We’ll also be working on a series of giant immersive public instruments, starting here.

Xolile ‘X’ Madinda invites us to the site for the giant mbira on African Street, Makhanda, South Africa

Konke kuzokwenzeka, iyenzeka, makwenzeka xa uQamata evuma