Sound of Silence is a downloadable pause. An experimental podcast that records the silence that arises between two people.
Only 100 episodes will be recorded with each lasting around 180 seconds and centring around 2 minutes of shared silence recorded face to face with a special guest. Guests so far have included musicians, adventurers, comedians, presenters, entrepreneurs, artists, humanitarians, activists, singers, poets, athletes and many more.
At the end of the experiment the combined 200 minutes of silence will be transformed into an interactive public gallery exhibit.
FULL LIST OF EPISODES
- Sam Conniff Allende. Author and award winning social entrepreneur. Recorded at the British Museum, London
- Charlotte Sills. World renowned psychotherapist and author. Recorded at the Metanoia Institute, London.
- Fred Deakin. Professor, artist and one half of Brit and Mecrury Award nominated band Lemon Jelly. Recorded at Finsbury Square. London.
- Rosie & Faris Yakob. Digital nomads, authors, speakers and founders of Genius Steals. Recorded in Shoreditch, London.
- Robert Poynton. Associate fellow at Oxford and author of “Everything’s an Offer” and “Do Improvise.” Recorded in Bermondsey Street. London.
- Michelle Morgan. Co-founder of Livity and pioneer of mental health advocacy through her startup P-Joys. Recorded in the chapel of House of St Barnabus.
- Simon Cavicchia. Author and renowned gestalt psychotherapist specialising in exploring shame. Recorded at Le Pain Quotidian, South Bank,
- Elizabeth Pick. Movement artist, singer and film maker exploring labels, identity and dyslexia. Recorded in the basement of Royal Festival Hall,
- Neil Mullarkey. Actor, writer, comedian, star of various TV/film/radio and co-founder of Comedy Store Players. Recorded in Regent’s Park, London.
- Lucy Bellwood. Professional Adventure Cartoonist, teacher and creator of “100 Demon Dialogues.” Recorded in Gillespie Park, London.
- Lord Victor Adebowale CBE. Social Entrepreneur, CEO of social enterprise Turning Point and cross-bench “People’s Peer.” Recorded at Turning Point, Aldgate, London.
- Maria Koripas. International movement director, dancer and professional opera singer. Recorded at Woburn Walk, London.
- Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves.) Comedian, actor, artist and TV presenter best known for his partnership with Bob Mortimer. Recorded in Ashford, Kent.
- Heather Urquhart & Joe Samuel. Member of the Olivier nominated “Showstoppers” and internationally renowned musical director. Recorded at Nursery Theatre, London Bridge
- Mark Shayler. Founding partner of the Do Lectures, one half of award winning eco-innovation agency Ape and not quite good enough to play rugby for Leicester Tigers. Recorded in the chapel of House of St Barnabus.
- Kay Scorah. Aggressively polite community activist, dancer, improviser, stand up comedian and curator of the community sourced improvised recipe book “Essex Road Recipes.” Recorded in Green Park, London.
- Ade Adeniji. Founder of Walk with Me, ordained inter-faith minister and spiritual counsellor, co-founder of the social enterprise The Quest. Recorded in The Great Room, Royal Society of Arts, London.
- Simone Lia. Artist, writer & creator of weekly comic strip in the Observer Newspaper who has exhibited in the Tate Britain and published a number of children’s books and graphic novels. Recorded in Brockley, London.
- Mr Bingo. Illustrator, artist, speaker and the brains behind the 2011 “Hate Mail” project. Creator of the Mr Bingo scratch-and-reveal nude advent calendar. Recorded at the Tea Building, Shoreditch, London.
- Claire Genkai. Recorded in Bromley, London.
- Nick Parker. Founder of “That Explains Things”, former radio joke writer and Viz cartoonist and auhtor of “The Exploding Boy.” Recorded in Bermondsey Street, London.
- Keith Johnstone. Internationally renowned playwright, author, teacher and pioneer of improvisational theatre. Recorded in Raynes Park, London.
- Ola Odumosu. Community storyteller and activist. Recorded in the chapel at The House of St Barnabus, London.
- Dave Birss. Speaker, writer and author of six books. Recorded in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, London.
- Lena Peters. Ceramic artist and storyteller. Recorded at the British Museum, London.
- Lee Simpson. Improviser, Comedy Store Player and founder of Improbable. Recorded backstage at The Comedy Store, London.
- Pip Stewart. Adventurer, journalist and in a relationship with a flesh eating parasite. Recorded at Bracklesham Bay, West Sussex.
- Khurshed Denhugara. Friend and supporter of Brentford FC. Recorded in the Royal Academy, London.
- Stella Duffy. Writer, director, performer and co-founder of Fun Palaces. Recorded in Deptford, London.
- Hilary Gallo. Speaker, author and yacht-sinking sailor. Recorded in Bloomsbury, London.
- Wendy O’Mahony. Artist, illustrator, storyteller and director of “Story Skirts”. Recorded in Tandridge, Surrey.
- John Paul Flintoff. Author, writer and maker of things. Recorded on a Thames beach near Blackfriars, London.
- Timandra Harkness. Radio 4 presenter, writer, author and comedian. Recorded in Woolwich, London.
- Brian Kaplan. Medical doctor, comedy aficionado and host of the top podcast “Are you feeling funny?” Recorded in Harley Street, London.
- Anoushé Hussain. Paraclimber, speaker, charity ambassador and role model for overcoming adversity. Recorded in St James’s Park, London.
- Blaine Harrison. Lead singer of Mystery Jets. Recorded in Victoria Tower Gardens, London.
- Adah Parris. Futurist, feminist and activist. Recorded in the chapel of House of St Barnabus, London.
- Julian McKerrow. World champion powerlifter and multiple record holder. Recorded on a rooftop in Covent Garden, London.
- Andrea Hadley-Johnson. Creative producer. Recorded in a dark isolation cell, National Museum of Justice, Nottingham.
- Terry Waite. Humanitarian, author, speaker, former hostage negotiator and hostage. Recorded in Suffolk, UK.
- Chris F Clark. Multi-disciplined artist. Recorded at the Don’t Walk, Walk gallery in Deal, Kent.
- Richard Vranch. Improviser, voice actor, writer and half of the science/hula hoop duo Dr Hula. Recorded in the garden of House of St Barnabus, London.
- Nonnie Peifer. Born in 1930, former model and big screen actress. Recorded in Esher, Surrey.
- Mr Gee. Poet, comedian, presenter and musician. Recorded in Shoreditch, London.
- Nic Shayler. Creator, fascinated by stories that shine a light on being human. Recorded in Donisthorpe, UK.
- Ella, Alan, Adam, Will, Majken, Liv, Antony, Catherine, Miranda, Kay, Iain, Nick, Phyllida, Robert, Rob, Gavin, Tracey, Leonora, Marshall, Phillipa, Neil, Richard, Gill, Bea, Bruno, Lizzie, Amy, Amanda, Claes, Andy, Tattiana, Theresa, Sam, Toby, Helen, Vanella, Luke, Taylor, Romy. Recorded in Bermondsey Street, London.
- Hazel Gale. Former World Kickboxing champion, author and hypnotherapist. Recorded in Hoxton, London.