Following the huge success of our first conference in 2013, The Song Collectors Collective presents this two-days event featuring talks from leading collectors, presentations of new fieldwork from our Songcatchers project and performances from tradition bearers. We will cover the practicalities, ethics, histories and art of contemporary song collecting. A unique opportunity to explore the origins of folk song, learn about the conservation of oral culture, and celebrate the gems of oral culture on your doorstep and beyond.
The Song Collectors Collective is a group of volunteers with an active passion to conserve the rare and ancient oral culture of the world. We are recording and publishing the tradition bearers who still keep our ancient sung and spoken arts alive within their own families and communities. This work includes researching, field recording, audio editing, cataloguing, indexing, as well as publishing to the web, and subsequent promotion and distribution of the freely available archive to help keep the tradition alive.
In 2014 the SCC launched 'Songcatchers: Empowering the Song Collectors of the future' a unique collaboration with SOAS (University of London) and Creativeworks London to train and enable aspiring fieldworkers to conduct new practical research.
Repeats Second session: 27th April, 11am - 3pm.
General Admission: £15
020 7749 6852