The Science Museum, London launched 'The Exchange' today, a collaborative project exploring our relationship with the telephone through new artworks created during lockdown. Led by Dr Sarah Jackson and the 'Crossed Lines' project 'The Exchange' features art across multiple disciplines including music, spoken word, poetry and writing including pieces by beatboxer Danny Ladwa, novelist Will Self, artist Maya Chowdhry, poets Lisa Kelly, Serge Neptune, Nadia Nadarajah and DL Williams, and sound artist Aura Satz.

The project is funded by The Arts And Humanities Research Council & Nottingham Trent University.

School Of Beatbox founder, Danny Ladwa, teamed up with Dr Sarah Jackson previously to be interviewed on BBC Radio 3 following the same line of the history of telephony, communication and related cultural connections.

Ladwa's piece for this project, titled 'Grandma's House' draws on his memory of his grandmothers old rotary dial telephone, his childhood vocal stammer and his development as a professional beatboxer, songwriter and vocal artist. He co-wrote the piece with fellow musician Pippo De Palma (Loungedelic), the two of them work regularly on collaborative projects and have an upcoming EP release.

You can listen to Danny Ladwa's piece - 'Grandmas House' and all the other artists works on the Science Museum website here - The Exchange.


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