CX Project

Sound & Guts

Sound & Guts

Sounds & Guts was a performance research project conducted by Tess Denman-Cleaver, which explored how live performance shapes experiences of landscape. 


1 Academic Researcher
CX PhD Student

Sounds & Guts was developed in collaboration with a number proffessional artists and toured to a variety of venues across the Uk in 2014-15 including galleries, studio theatres, community spaces and festivals.


As a performance event Sounds & Guts’ is a live collage of archive film, field recordings and collected stories of solitude; a solo performance that weaves together new writing with sound art and visual installation. Using radios, text, television sets, salt water and song, Sounds & Guts holds together the poetry of Stevie Smith, the character of Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver) and the life and death of Joyce Carol Vincent. It considers the fine line between being alone and being lonely, and performs a coastal landscape using a veriety of media.



Latest Project Activity