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The Contemporary Journal is the online publishing platform of Nottingham Contemporary. It is committed to long-term research and public study, publishing new commissions across multiple formats: essays, poetry, artists’ writings, moving image and sonic works.

Sonic Continuum | Afro-Sonic Mapping   

In this dialogue, artist and musician Satch Hoyt and curator Paul Goodwin discuss Hoyt’s ‘Afro-Sonic Mapping’, a sonic and visual research project tracing the migration of rhythms and sounds across the African diaspora.

Sonic Continuum | The rhythm of the archive

In this essay, archivist and curator Andrea Zarza Canova explores the creative strategies used by artists working with archival sound recordings and offers a critique of listening practices in institutional archives.

Sonic Continuum | spread (third)

In this score, the artist duo sssSsssssssss (Ashkan Sepavand and Virgil B/G Taylor) offer a third part to the performance spread (medium) at Nottingham Contemporary exploring study, non-dualist space and the multidimensionality of time.

Sonic Continuum | Isabel Lewis: Unfolding Experience     

In this sonic interview, artist, choreographer and host Isabel Lewis speaks to Reece Cox about non-linear composition and bridging the mind-body continuum through sound, performance and sensory experience.