Sound of the Stacks

Monday 17 July 2023

Running from the 17th – 30th July

Sounds of the Stacks is an exhibition by sound artist Lorenzo Prati in collaboration with the University Library. Taking place over the summer period when campus is at its quietest, this site-specific installation temporarily transforms Western Bank Library’s Level 2 into an interactive sound environment. You are invited to walk through the stacks and explore a collection of low-volume compositions made with sounds related to the building ranging from the quiet turning of pages and the rattling of book trolleys to recordings of fairground organs from The National Fairground and Circus Archive.

Check back nearer the time for information on additional performances as part of this event.

  • Date: Monday 17 July 2023

  • Location: The University of Sheffield Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TN

  • Duration: 2 weeks

  • Price: Free