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Joe Namy

Assembly Mixtape Club

The White House

Artist and composer Joe Namy organised the Assembly Mixtape Club, a collaborative platform for young people across social care services in Barking and Dagenham. In autumn 2021, Joe hosted the second iteration of Assembly Mixtape Club at The White House, collaborating with a second cohort of young people to produce a new sound work incorporating shared research, reflections and conversations with social care staff and service users.

Initiated in autumn 2020, Joe worked with a group of young people through a series of online sessions to explore open source sound technologies and creatively examine how music and deeper forms of listening can shape our experiences, memories, relationships, identity and wellbeing. The 2020 Assembly Mixtape Club generated a series of online provocations for young people to collectively explore the politics of listening, sharing and distribution, helping to shape a greater sense of self, environment and community. The group’s shared research looked at how different environments or locations may influence our memories.

The White House
884 Green Lane

Open in Maps

Joe Namy (UK/Lebanon/USA) is an artist, educator, and composer, often working collaboratively and across mediums – in sound, performance, photography, text, video, and installation. Joe’s projects often focus on the social constructs of music and organised sound, such as the pageantry and geo-politics of opera, the noise laws and gender dynamics of bass, the colours and tones of militarisation, the migration patterns of instruments and songs, and the complexities of translation in all this – from language to language, from score to sound, from drum to dance.

Commissioned by The White House as part of New Town Culture, a programme of artistic and cultural activity taking place in adult and children’s social care and curated by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Funded by the GLA’s Young Londoners Fund, the MOPAC Violence Reduction Unit, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.