AboutIncreasingly frustrated by the lack of opportunity to buy music and sound art in a welcoming and knowledgeable environment with that personal touch (and not a simple click of a mouse), SoundFjord brings back the community to the store and creates SOUND//SPACE,àÂ a pop-up record store-cum-community hub for creative makers, practitioners and enthusiasts alike.
SOUND//SPACEàÂ is a specifically built unit within the huge V22 Workspace (ex-Peak Freans Biscuit Factory) located at Bermondsey, to the south of the Thames. Our philosophy is simple - to instil and celebrate all that is independently published, self-released and hand-made.
The space is a record store, but equally a locus for conversation across genre (from experimental music, sound art and field recording to free jazz, electronica and exploratory music), where SOUND//SPACE showcases the most creative individuals and labels within the industry. SOUND//SPACEàÂ contextualises such work, highlighting the culture and importance of independent publishing and self-releasing via a programme of events including sound "treasure" hunts, sound walks, (audio) screenings, live performances, talks and workshops.
We welcome the specialist, the geek, the generalist and you to our store. Why not hang out a while, listen to some releases at our listening stations (for vinyl, CD and cassette); marvel at the variety of hand-made and hand-printed releases, screen printed posters, limited editions and special releases we have in store.
In addition, we encourage one and all to take part in related talks - learn about the creative and business side of independent labels; or a workshop or two - practical field recording; make your own record -design a sleeve, etc.; or simply kick back and experience a screening or a live performance. And why not take something unique home with you? A hand-printed vinyl, an audio-book, a customised cassette - a memory that will keep giving whenever you play it!
SOUND//SPACEàÂ is a transient venue, indeed an experience not to be missed, so make sure you're there, join in, listen to new things - or simply pick up the pin badge! We open from May to July 2012, then we disappear into the sonic aether.