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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 www.theincidental.com/echoarchive

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.