The recording process
Workshop participants are being invited to record and contribute their voice to become part of Station Clock, as one of the 1,092 voices that will sing one or more of the twelve tones in union, harmony and dissonance, on the hour, every hour, seven days a week.
Alongside the community workshops we will also be running Open Recording Days where citizens of Birmingham, including people who have not participated in the workshop programme, will also have the opportunity to record their voice at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The recording process takes less than 15 minutes of your time, refreshments will be provided and travel expenses within Birmingham can also be covered.
Twelve Tones has been commissioned with the Birmingham Big Art Foundation and is funded by an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant and Birmingham City Council Culture on our Doorstep Grant. Recordings are being produced in partnership with Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
The curatorial framework for Twelve Tones was collaboratively devised with composer and community arts consultant Bobbie-Jane Gardner in response to Susan Philipsz concept for Station Clock.
1,092 voices will sing one or more of the twelve tones in union, harmony and dissonance, on the hour, every hour, seven days a week.
Would you like to be involved? Here’s what you need to do:
- Book a 5-10 minute slot (for each participant), or a succession of slots for a community group or school. Recording dates and who to contact can be found on our ‘Take Part’ page.
- Arrive at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire 10 minutes before your booking where you’ll be taken to one of our green rooms to take part in a couple of activities (including having your photo taken for our digital archive!).
- You’ll then be taken into one of the Conservatoire’s state of the art recording studios, an incredible opportunity, where your voice will be recorded to be used on station clock.
We have budget to cover transport to and from the Conservatoire and refreshments (including tea/coffee, soft drinks and plenty of biscuits!) will be provided so you won’t be out of pocket.
The recording process is quick and simple