AboutLIVING SOUND is the first solo exhibition of artist and composer Emily Peasgood. The exhibition brings together several recent works as well as a new commission inspired by the social and cultural history of the Sidney Cooper Gallery. Peasgood uses intricate sound and technology design to create immersive and interactive public art installations that draw upon the often forgotten and under-valued narratives of her sites. Her process often involves working with communities to gather and perform the material that informs her work. The main gallery space will be dominated by Requiem for Crossbones, an interactive, site-specific sound installation, choral work and series of sculptures, originally commissioned for the 2018 Merge Festival in London’s Southbank. The exhibition will also feature Sidney Cooper’s Living Room, a newly commissioned sound installation created to celebrate the history of the gallery since it was founded 150 years ago. In the small ground floor front room—part of Sidney Cooper’s former home— his living room will be recreated into an interactive tableau featuring the recorded voices of local people sharing memories and stories about the gallery, its value as an art space in the local community, and Sidney Cooper himself.