About the project

SURROUND ME: A Song Cycle for the City of London
Susan Philipsz
Saturdays & Sundays, 9 October 2010 - 2 January 2011, 10am - 5pm

Every day of the working week, the City of London is alive to the sounds of trade, commerce and traffic. At the weekends quiet descends on the offices, squares and streets of the City, broken by the occasional sound of cars and the pealing of church bells.

The quietness of the City inspired SURROUND ME, Susan Philipsz's first commission in London, a constellation of sound installations in different spaces across the City. Philipsz's voice resonated through the empty streets around the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange, across Modernist high-walks and medieval alleyways and along the banks of the River Thames.

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Audio: Susan Philipsz in Conversation

Susan Philipsz in conversation with Steven Connor at the launch of the publication of You Are Not Alone.

This talk originally took place 18:30-20:30, Thursday 13 March 2013, Courtauld Institute of Art, Strand, London WC2R 0RN.