Culinary Belfast: Soundscaping Food

Culinary BelfastCulinary Belfast: Soundscaping Food

Pedro Rebelo, 2013

Duration: 8m

The Culinary Belfast project is an exploration of the city’s food culture through sound. Field recordings and interviews from the kitchens of the city’s top restaurants, St George’s market and numerous food outlets make up a collection of sounds that tell the story of a city through food.

“Culinary Belfast: Soundscaping Food” collates some of these recordings into an 8 minute composition exploring, on one hand, the verbal articulation of food sounds by the city’s chefs and food vendors and on the other, the more abstract, close up and microscopic sound qualities of processes like chopping, frying and boiling.

Culinary Belfast is part of the Belfast Soundwalks project (

Musica Viva 2013, Lisbon – 13 December 2013 19.00 (São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Jardins de Inverno, Lisbon)

Listen to Your Place: A project collecting soundscapes and compositions based on recordings from various places in Northern Ireland. From the wild recordings of the North Coast to the streets and alleyways of Belfast, “Listen to your place!” is a celebration of how our life is surrounded by sound.
Galleries and art centres across Northern Ireland (October 2013 – January 2014)

Mid-Antrim Museum, The Braid, Ballymena, 25th Sept – 26th Oct

The Burnavon Arts & Cultural Centre, Cookstown, 4th – 28th November

Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, 2nd – 20th December

Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, January 2014


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