Three Hundred Thousand Souls

Joe Vaughan and Joe Summers

Strange Region



ISBN: 9781739784003


Publication date: 1 April 2022

Rights: World



Three Hundred Thousand Souls is written documentation of a sound art performance created by Joe Summers and Joe Vaughan. Drawing inspiration from Aztec poetry, the philosophy of acoustic community and the history of Slovenian dissent, the artists performed on the streets of Ljubljana, Slovenia. They broadcast their noise via a handmade radio transmitter to an audience watching through binoculars from the castle that stands many hundreds of metres above the city. This book is an extension of the ideas, structures and geographies that inspired the work, as well as an act of poetic remembrance for the process of its creation and the friends, allies and guides who nurtured it into existence. Just as a radio may facilitate the migration of song across distance, so too does the written work allow art to travel across time.

Joe Vaughan and Joe Summers

Joe Vaughan is a writer, publisher and artist based in Bristol, UK. He was the producer of Publicate Festival of Independent Publishing. he works in performance, music, and long form fiction. Joe Summers is an artist, musician and instrument maker based in Berlin. He is co-founder of first terrace records. His work spans performance, music, writing, radio and carpentry.

 Author portrait © Stefan Doepner, 2019