Popular Musicscapes

 A singer songwriter's map

A two-year project examining popular music and urban landscape in order to address topical debates concerning culture, creativity and urban regeneration. The project explored how Liverpool-based musicians engaged with the changing city through archival and ethnographic research, and the use of maps and map-making. Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the research was conducted by Sara Cohen (Principal Investigator) and Brett Lashua (Research Associate) in partnership with English Heritage, National Museums Liverpool and urban arts company Urbeatz. Project outputs included a digital interactive installation at Liverpool World Museum, commercial audio releases and public performances. Follow-on projects included a community-based film about the African and Caribbean clubs of Liverpool 8 and the Liverpool One project involving the recording and release of an album of original material.