Sonic Recycler, June 2003



Sonic Recycler at Watermans Art Centre was a fantastic success – an evening of interesting music with a recycling theme. We had bunch of people come down, and there was a really nice ‘vibe’ (I think that’s the phrase these youngsters use)…

Andrew of BRAG had his chain of refuse bags set up, BRAG had a neat table stall that got a lot of attention, (as did the council stall as well), there were some short films, great visuals, the art installation in the gallery by Iris Garrelfs was super, but a big ‘shout-out’, I think, to all the musicians and DJs who played such wonderful music…they went down a storm.



We had a lot people coming from all over London (and further!) to see the event (who, when they all saw the centre and venue, said ‘What a great place!’), and lots of nice press in the local papers, Time Out, The Guardian Guide and MetroLife…The nicest thing for me personally was the emails the next day from many of the artists saying how much they enjoyed it and what a great riverside venue as well. My only minor gripe was – where were you local people?

Needless to say, Watermans have approached me about doing a bigger and better SonicRecycler 2 next year!

Douglas Benford, treasurer, BRAG

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