With funding from Creative Scotland, Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin have started a project to involve some of their members in the Archives. The main aim is to enable young people to get a meaningful understanding of the content of the Sound Archives and the context of the recordings, and then creatively respond.
They will be assisted in this by local musicians and staff from the archive including Dr Mairi McFadyen, Alasdair Roberts, Mike Vass and Matheu Watson.
In 2011, Alasdair Roberts, Aileen Campbell, and Drew Wright embarked on a twelve-week commissioning residency in the School of Scottish Studies Archives at the University of Edinburgh. During their residency they listened to recordings, sifted through photos, conducted their own fieldwork and developed new performances from their findings. You can follow their explorations on the Archive Trails website.
This article was published on Nov 7, 2012