Once Heard Before: Eileen Simpson and Ben White

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    Everything I Have Is Yours (2019) by Ben White and Eileen Simpson (Open Music Archive) is commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Contemporary Art Society, University of Salford Art Collection and Castlefield Gallery through ‘Equal Shares’ 2019. With support from University of Salford, Mbili Foundation and Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Sat 30 Nov, 3pm

Creative Studio

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11am–6pm
Wednesday 11am–6pm
Thursday 11am–9pm
Friday 11am–6pm
Saturday 11am–6pm
Sunday 11am–6pm


Artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White present an audiovisual DJ set and live sound performance working with their collaborators across generations as part of their new commission Once Heard Before.


About the Artists

Artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White work at the intersection of art, music and information networks, and seek to challenge default mechanisms for the authorship, ownership and distribution of art. Their ongoing project Open Music Archive is an initiative to source, digitise and distribute out-of-copyright sound recordings and is a vehicle for collaborative projects exploring the material’s potential for reuse.

Recent projects include: Play it Again! Use it Together for Victoria Gallery & Museum (2018), Auditory Learning for British Art Show 8 (2015-16), Premonition 2037 (2016) for KALEIDOSCOPE Modern Art Oxford, Local Recall at Hallé St Peter’s 
Manchester (2014), Playhead for Schizophonia at CAC La Synagogue de Delme (2013), ATL 2067 for Flux Night Atlanta (2013), Open House: Divided Estates at Casa Luis Barragán / de_sitio Mexico City (2012), The Brilliant and the Dark at VBKÖ Vienna (2012) and The Women’s Library London (2010), Song Division at Camden Arts Centre (2011), Struggle in Jerash at Gasworks London / Makan Amman (2010), Parallel Anthology at the 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010), Free-to-air at ICA London (2008) and Cornerhouse Manchester (2007).

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