Welcome! This is Musicity: where you can experience architecture-inspired music and sound art in the very place that sparked its creation.
Founded in 2010 by Nick Luscombe, Musicity is a site-specific sound/arts practice that invites musicians and recording artists to compose tracks in response to buildings and locations in cities around the world.
Musicity supports and promotes new music while transforming the experience of listening.
With so much audio digital content available in an instant, Musicity Global brings back the joy of seeking out, collecting, creating, and experiencing music and sound-art in physical space.
By establishing close collaborations with carefully selected producers and experts from other fields (including scientists, architects, and others) Musicity Global is committed to expanding the horizons of music producers and consumers/participants, while discovering and promoting the best of local music and sound-art communities worldwide.
We encourage our participants to venture out as active consumers and creators of contemporary music; to respond to the environment (both built and natural); to explore the world around them, and to experience the environment in new and unexpected ways.
Performances of new work are produced, recorded and visually documented, centrally stored at, and freely available via the Musicity smartphone app.
Musicity Global produces highly popular and limited edition runs of physical music releases.
Musicity has taken its programme of events to London, Coventry, Salford, Gateshead, Tokyo, Singapore, Shenzhen, Beijing, Singapore, Oslo, Tallinn and Seoul , working with a variety of partners including Arts Council of England, The British Council, RIBA, LG, the PRSF, ARUP and British Land. UK media coverage has included features in Time Out and The Big Issue, on BBC Radio 4 Today programme and BBC One News.
To date Musicity Global has commissioned more than 120 pieces of music, sound art and spoken word pieces from a diverse selection of artists including Ghostpoet, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Hannah Peel, Gabriel Prokofiev, patten, Neon Bunny, Moses Boyd, Stick in the Wheel, and many others.
This year, as our work evolves, we look forward to many more creative collaborations (including forays into 360 video creation and research partnerships) including events in London with the Barbican Centre, Culture Mile, Team London Bridge and Better Bankside, in Japan during the summer and at the Tallinn Architecture Biennale in Estonia in September.