Sound System International – Schedule


Schedule Summary

Goldsmiths, Media Research Building (MRB), University of London, SE14 6NW, building 4 on

12.00 – 13.30 Session 1 (MRB Screen 1)

Plenary: Sound System Outernational – risks and opportunities – chair Brian D’Aquino

 13.30 14.30 Lunch

 14.30 – 16.00: Session 2 Workshops (to run in parallel):

 break 16.00 – 16.30

 16.30 – 18.00 Session 3 – Plenary: Soundwomen in the 21st Century (Screen 1) chair Leo Vidigal

18.00 – 19.30 Session 4 Workshops (to run in parallel)

Amersham Arms 338 New Cross Road, London SE14 6TY

19.45 – 21.15 Film showing with sound system sound

 21.30 – 03.00 Sound System Session


*** Exhibition & Installations: open all day in MRB Seminar Room 12, see end of schedule ****


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Weapon is my mouth


At Amersham Arms, 7.30PM

Sound System Outernational – July 2nd

“Weapon Is My Mouth” is conceived and made specifically a “danceable film.” It has to be experienced, appreciated and danced to within the environment of a sound-system session.

Projected between the speaker stacks it is a fusion of Expanded Cinema and dancehall experience – making the space one for the moment of thought as well as bodies.

The 52 min film is the product of an one-year research programme made at Goldsmiths by Brazilian scholar and soundman Leo Vidigal, in collaboration with filmmaker Delmar Mavignier.

From Blues Parties to Soundsystem Dances

Soft Wax

Steve ‘Soft Wax’ McCarthy has been a Zelig-like figure in the sphere of roots rock rebel music for several decades. As the fulcrum of the Soft Wax project, he has been at the helm of London’s best Dub and Reggae nightclubs and live music nights, as well as performance art and installation events. Much of the diverse output of Soft Wax is music orientated and concerned with cultures of resistance (David Katz).
Deptford Dub Club is the name of the monthly fix of Reggae, Ska & Rocksteady, featuring a mixture of performance styles, that Soft Wax is running at The Duke. 

This is a summary of his presentation at the first Sound System Outernational Symposium, that took place at Goldsmiths, University of London, on January 16th.

Soft Wax

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