Songs I’ve Been Sung

Songs I’ve Been Sung was a performance installation created during a Rules and Regs residency at South Hill Park. The work explored social interactions and encounters between two strangers. What does it mean to present a song that you love to a stranger? What is it to attempt to learn a song by heart? A thirty-year study in Scandinavia discovered that singing is one of three activities that contribute to a happy old age. (The others are camping and dancing).

Songs I’ve Been Sung consisted of two parts: a sound installation of songs sung to Lucy by members of the public during her month long residency in Bracknell Gallery, and also a one to one performance in which Lucy invited audience members to teach her a new song which she attempted to learn. Songs included a traditional Persian song about the moon and a Scottish army song.