Somewhere in the Crowd There's You (mix down) by Freya Dooley published on 2019-05-05T13:10:19Z Mix down of 4-channel surround sound installation commissioned for the solo exhibition 'Somewhere in the Crowd There's You' at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, 2019 Vocalists: Alice Burrows, Richard Bowers, Roger Graham, Freya Dooley, Caritas Choir, the Cardiff Tuneless Choir, Chapter Singers and Cinzia Mutigli Supported by the Arts Council of Wales Special thanks to Jon Ruddick, sound engineer and Jerwood Visual Arts Photo by Zunaira Muzzafar About the work: Melody, harmony, cacophony, beat. This multi-channel sound installation layers collected vocals, earworm hooks, choral fragments and field recordings, oscillating between synchronisation and discord. Tensions between the solo and the chorus: precarious rhythms, tensions and surges, climaxes and relaxations. Melody broken to a sum of its parts. Considering the ‘group’ as something simultaneously claustrophobic and comforting, embracing and alienating, the work takes its title from ‘Super Trouper’ by the not-so-harmonious-pop-group Abba. Freya Dooley works with the potential and limitations of the live and recorded voice. She is interested in the shared experience of listening and the effort of listening. Interruptions.Deviations. The point at which things crack.