Get involved! Be creative!

We want you to show us how music makes you think and feel



The #AsYouSayIt project started back at the end of June, we asked the general public to send us words that evoke ‘place’ for them. We’ve collated all the words submitted and transformed them into a Word Cloud. 

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In August, we held an open call for composers, improvisers, musicians of all kinds to send us a sound file as a creative musical response to one or more of the words in this word cloud. We then commissioned two artists to create a sound and text animation work. Neil Luck mixed the sound submissions and Toby Elwes created the animation using the words from the Word Cloud.

▶︎Many thanks to those who submitted the words and sounds. 

▶︎Sound contributions by
Olie Taylor, Zina Melekki, Jessica Jakeman, The Keeling Curve (Rhiannon Bedford and Will Frampton), Henrietta Hill, Alistair Zaldua, Hugh Schulte, Aryaman Natt

▶︎Sound mix by Neil Luck
▶︎Animation by Toby Elwes



Neil Luck


Neil Luck is a composer, performer, and director based in London. His music engages the physical and fallible nature of live performance in multimedia contexts, and attempts to frame the act of music making itself as something strange, useful, or spectacular in and of itself. 

Neil runs the performance group ARCO – a company that focuses on experimental approaches to music-theatre. 


Neil and ARCO have worked with a wide range of major arts institutions such as Tate Modern, Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Modern Art Oxford, Tokyo Wondersite (Japan), MATA Festival (New York), London Contemporary Music Festival, Aarhus European Capital of Culture 2017 Festival (Denmark), The BBC Proms, and BBC Radio 3; presenting touring music-theatre works, one off performances, concert music, radio broadcasts, videos, and site-specific works.

Toby Elwes
Founder of Piano Factory Films/Cinematographer |

Over the last decade, Toby has shot with a variety of aspiring directors and creatives. He garnered millions of views and MTV airtime by shooting several commercially successful music videos for artists such as Jakwob and Mr. Hudson. 

His work spans narrative shorts screened at the BFI National Film Theatre in 2012, 2014 & 2017 to documentaries, experimental art films and animations. In 2016, his film Her won “Best Experimental Film” at Euroshorts Festival, and enjoyed national cinema screenings. Most recently, he’s found acclaim as an editor on ‘Reoccurring’, a complex project combining the work of crews in London, Rome and Mexico City.


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THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your word submissions for #AsYouSayIt project!

The Word Cloud were made out of your inspiring words. It really helps us planning next year's theme 'Music & Place' 

past projects


 Vol.1 Song of the Waterfall by Tunde Jegede

This piece was performed by Tunde (kora), Sabina Rakcheyeva (violin) and Antonio Romero (percussion) in our concert Music & Body in 2019. 

Participants of the #AsYouSeeIt project sent in images and videos  inspired by listening to the piece and we made a compilation of the beautiful artworks submitted to create a new music video! Take a look! 


Watch this space for news of the next project coming soon!