Les Livres Gallery, Colchester Library
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Trinity Square Colchester CO1 1JB
East England

Vibe³ (Vibe Cube) is a sound installation incorporating collected, donated, and archived sounds expressing “spirit of place”. Residents of Colchester, Harlow & Basildon have been invited to submit both recordings and ideas for recordings reflecting the history, character, and unique feel of their area; from wildlife to nightlife, people working to children playing, historical sounds and contemporary noises; hundreds of sounds that make up the background to life in Essex. Artists Stuart Bowditch and Damien Robinson collected and redeveloped these into an ever-changing sound mix via the Vibe Cube, showing at locations in the three towns. Essex residents have contributed their own sounds which they feel reflect the history and character of their area. Included in the project are recordings of the Colchester Choral Society, an Essex Radio test signal, the opening ceremony of Fords in Dunton with Harold Wilson, Easter celebrations at St. Nicholas in Laindon, ECG monitors at Basildon hospital and nightingales at Fingringhoe. All collected and donated sounds will be donated to Essex Sound Archive to contribute to the sonic history of the County. The public can continue to contribute sounds until September. Vibe³ continues touring with Colchester now following Basildon & Harlow, and Essex Record Office in August. See for venue details and dates.