Sounds of the City


by Pedro Rebelo, Rui Chaves, Matilde Meireles and Aonghus McEvoy

Sounds of the City is a community project and exhibition commissioned by the MAC and led by artists from the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Queen’s University Belfast.

The project explores the relationship between sound and community, uncovering the sounds of everyday life and the ever-changing Belfast soundscape.

Over four months, the SARC artists worked with two intergenerational groups in Belfast to capture the unique sonic qualities of our city’s places, events and stories.

The project has been brought to life via five sound installations that you can hear throughout the MAC. The installations explore daily life in Belfast from our industrial heritage, to the local family home through identity and memory. The exhibition is shaped by past and present experiences of workshop participants from Dee Street Community Centre in East Belfast and Tar Isteach in North Belfast.

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