What you will do
1 hour workshop
Book-lovers often talk about the intoxicating scent of books, but have you ever thought about the sounds a book makes? The crack of a spine, the rustle of the pages? Come explore a new sensory world at this unique Sound Book Workshop at Merton Abbey Mills.
In this class
The workshop will be run by the Sound Book Project, a group of collaborative artists and musicians who use books as instruments. You'll start off by listening to the sounds different types of books make: hardcovers, wax-covers, and even the clack of a typewriter. Microphones and special effects will be used to play with the sounds and create different compositions. Poetry will also be explored. The final product will be a participatory sound piece, performed by all workshop participants.
Under 16s go free!
Now you can
- get 'in tune' with a sense that you might not otherwise associate with books
- learn some cool new audio tips and tricks
- allow your inner musician and bibliophile to be best friends
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Object Book
Run by artist Chloe Spicer, Object Book is an experimental book arts studio in Merton that puts on artist workshops and events.
Object Book is an alternative book makery and book arts studio, in residency at Merton Abbey Mills: a converted, 18th-century textile factory in Merton. The studio is run by Chloe Spicer, an artist, library curator and book lover trained in the art of handling rare books and archival materials. Check out Chloe's workshops to learn all manner of things from sculpting books into unique art pieces and making your own paper to using books as instruments!
- Just a stone’s throw away from South Wimbledon and Colliers Wood stations.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.