UK crowdsourcing soundscape for UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

The UK is inviting music lovers globally to collaborate on a musical project by submitting sounds for the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, now kicking off in 2021.

Music lovers from around the world are encouraged to submit sounds for inclusion in a musical landscape at the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The soundscape was conceived as part of the design for the UK Pavilion by Avantgarde, alongside lead designer and artist Es Devlin OBE.

“Expo 2020 Dubai will be visited by many millions from all over the planet,” said Devlin. “The UK Pavilion has been conceived as a meeting point – a place of collective thinking and action.”

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Be a part of the #UKSoundscape 🎶 The soundscape will be providing an immersive experience in the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. We are encouraging everyone from across the globe 🌍 to become part of this shared musical experience. To participate, find out more from the link in our bio. كن جزءاً من حملتنا الموسيقية 🎶 سيوفر المشهد الصوتي تجربة غامرة داخل غرفة الكورال في جناح المملكة المتحدة في #إكسبو2020 دبي. نشجع الجميع من أنحاء دول العالم🌍 ليصبحوا جزءًا من هذه التجربة الموسيقية المشتركة. للإشتراك تعرف المزيد من خلال الرابط المتوفر أعلاه.

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“At its heart is the Choral Space – illuminated by glowing words donated by visitors,” she said.

“We are working with voices from all over the world to create the choral soundscape which will envelop visitors at the heart of the pavilion – and we would love to include your contribution.”

The project will be led by British audio design studio Polyphonia, and the musical landscape will be heard by millions of visitors to the UK Pavilion.

To become part of the soundscape, participants can record themselves singing or playing one of eight different, pre-composed parts – four melodies, two instrumentals or two simply rhythms.

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Be a part of our global sound 🎶 We want singers 🎤and players 🥁🎷🎺🎻🪕to share your voices and sounds with us as part of the #UKSoundscape. This will make up the immersive audio experience for visitors at the UK Pavilion at #Expo2020 Dubai. Find the link in our bio! كن جزءًا من صوت عالمي 🎶 سيوفر المشهد الصوتي تجربة غامرة داخل غرفة الكورال في جناح المملكة المتحدة في #إكسبو2020 دبي. نشجع الجميع من أنحاء دول العالم🌍 كالفنانين والذين يعزفون آلات موسيقية 🥁🎷🎺🎻🪕 ليصبحوا جزءًا من هذه التجربة الموسيقية المشتركة. للإشتراك تعرف المزيد من خلال الرابط المتوفر أعلاه.

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The melodies have been designed to be sung or played on an instrument, while one rhythm part is easy enough for beginners or children.

Audio can be recorded on a mobile phone and uploaded via a simple online form. Full instructions on how to participate are available here.

Sounds will be woven together to form a 7-minute, multi-layered tapestry of sound, composed by Polyphonia, who have worked with Cirque du Soleil and the BBC.

“We want to express a full, beautiful range and breadth and diversity of voices, every age, gender, ethnicity,” added Devlin.

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“Please add your voice or instrumental to the soundscape of the UK Pavilion at the World Expo.

“With an open call for all nationalities to sing or perform and a variety of world instruments sought, from bagpipes and harps to sitars and dulcimers, the crowdsourced composition reflects the melting-pot of influences and genres that make British music a global success.”

The Bureau of International des Expositions (BIE) recently confirmed that preparations are on track for the Dubai Expo 2020, which begins in October 2021.

Expo 2020 Dubai will run for six months from October 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022.