Sonic Constellations: Attica Blues with Gail Lewis


Join artist and composer Ain Bailey in sonic meditation and deep collective listening of Archie Shepp’s seminal 1972 album Attica Blues, selected by special guest for this session, the writer, psychotherapist, researcher, and activist Dr. Gail Lewis.


Saturday 15th April, 2PM – 5PM

SONIC CONSTELLATIONS is an ongoing series of listening sessions at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning curated and hosted by artist and composer Ain Bailey as part of Languid Hands’ artistic programme.


The event is free to attend, with donations welcome at All donations will support the work of 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, allowing us to continue our over 30 year legacy of supporting and showcasing the work of artists and creative practitioners who are Black or of colour through exhibitions, programming, artist development and other forms of engagement, and of creating creative learning opportunities to local communities.


Ain Bailey is an artist, composer and DJ, based in London. Her practice explores sonic autobiographies and the constellation of sounds that form individual and community identities. Her compositions encompass field recordings and found sounds and are often inspired by reflections on silence and absence, feminist activism and architectural acoustics, particularly of urban spaces. She has developed numerous collaborations with performance, sonic and visual artists, creating multi-channel and mixed media installations and soundtracks for moving images, live performance and dance.


Gail Lewis is a British writer, psychotherapist, researcher, and activist. She is Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Gender Studies at the London School of Economics, and Reader Emerita of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College. She trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic.


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198 Contemporary Arts & Learning’s artistic programme is supported by Arts Council England, Freelands Foundation & Lambeth Council.