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Echo Archive

Echo Archive is a site-specific work based in a deprived area of Leeds, UK.

During the project, we worked with local residents of all ages to develop a custom piece of composition software. The software uses only sounds and music recorded in the area - much of it by local schoolchildren. The instrument itself is a rethinking of traditional music software interfaces, using words as the basic compositional interface.

A short video of the software in use can be seen at

The software can be downloaded for free from the project website, and users can also use the site to upload mp3s to share their compositions with others.