Enable Original Sound

Enable Original Sound is a series of video portraits that shows musicians performing, in real time, in silence and in their own heads, a piece of music that is of particular importance to them.


The aim is to visually demonstrate the concept of audiation — the internal personal perception of sound, even when sound is not physically present — and show how totally legitimate musical experiences are possible without any music present. It may also confer a musical experience on the viewer.

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Scott McLaughlin, guitarist, performing A Song by Resin

Juliet Fraser, singer, performing Wayfaring Stranger (anon.)

Alice Hubble, singer and keyboardist, performing We Are Still Alone by Alice Hubble

James Creed, guitarist, performing Milonga by Jorge Cardoso

Diarra Walcott-Ivanhoe, pianist, performing Ruby, My Dear by Thelonious

Ana Alves, singer and guitarist, performing Last Word of Love by Belle Jar 

Konstantinos Glynos, qanun player, performing Prelude from Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 by Johann Sebastian Bach

James Weaver, bass guitarist, performing Dog Unit by Dog Unit

Lucy Jamieson, drummer, performing Dog Unit by Dog Unit

Henry Scowcroft, guitarist, performing Dog Unit by Dog Unit

Tom Lenton, producer, performing Paris Street by Delmer Darion

Clem Lovell, singer, performing Danny Boy by Frederic Weatherly

Ben Parmentier, drummer, performing Flight by Cinematic Orchestra

Luke Cartledge, drummer, performing Ba-Doom by Scrounge

Neil Walsh, violist, performing Oppenheimer by Shattercones

Dominic Myers Green, bass guitarist, performing Never Too Much by Luther Vandross

Alice Lascelles, singer, performing The Swimmer by Alice Gun

Steph Tress, cellist, performing Cavetina from String Quartet No. 13 in B♭ major, Op. 130 by Ludwig von Beethoven

Khabat Abas, cellist, performing an improvisation for solo cello

Bill Thompson, guitarist, performing an improvisation for solo guitar

Megan Steinberg, turntablist, performing an improvisation for solo turntable

Heather Roche, clarinettist, performing an excerpt from Allegro from Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Nick Walton, pianist, performing an exceprt from Piano Sonata in A major, D664 by Franz Schubert

Yshani Perinpanayagam, pianist, performing Touches by Leonard Bernstein

Rob Marr, singer and pianist, performing Practically Obvious by Rob Marr

Liza Bec, piccolo player, performing an excerpt from Piccolo Concerto in C major, RV443, by Antonio Vivaldi

Lizzie Ball, violinist, performoing La Ritournelle by Sébastian Tellier

Sam Cave, guitarist, performing Guitar Sonata by George Holloway

Oliver Jack, producer, performing Moth by Burial/Four Tet

Laura Loriga, singer and pianist, performing Birds of a Feather by Laura Loriga

Hardi Kurda, electronics player, performing Illegal Composition by Hardi Kurda

David Denyer, guitarist, performing SEIKOLOS by David Denyer

Rosie Bergonzi, drummer, performing Buffalo Stance by Neneh Cherry

Melissa Reardon, singer, performing Make Her Smaller by Foxcunt

Freda D'Souza, singer and guitarist, performing The Love Song of J Alfred D'Souza, by Freda D'Souza

Pete Furniss, clarinettist, performing Premiere Rhapsodie by Claude Debussy

Fernando Yada Rodrigues, pianist, performing Une Barque sur l'Ocean by Maurice Ravel

Mira Benjamin, violinist, performing Windfell by James Weeks

Portrait 39, coming soon

Portrait 40, coming soon

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