The Loathsome Worm is a mobile studio and workshop, catering for a great variety of recording projects.
In this proof of concept piece, we used the tale of The Lambton Worm to explore recording techniques, sound design and creative storytelling, and built a geolocated audio experience based around Cox Green and Penshaw Hill.
(If you are experiencing issues with ECHOES, you can find an alternative soundwalk here; https://linktr.ee/theloathsomeworm)
All narration and sound effects were created and recorded by the participants of our workshop at the Washington Arts Centre on February 25th, 2023.
The music was made using their suggestions, which included what instruments they felt reflected the time, as well as the mood of each chapter, and what instruments they felt created certain atmospheres; such as tension or joy.
If you would like contact us to discuss creating your own geolocated soundwalk, audiobook, or simply bringing a story to life, please e-mail us at;
We can be as flexible as your imagination.
We'd like to extend a special thank you to Matthew Blyth, Daniel Appleby, and the Washington Arts Centre; our facilitators Jayne Dent, Mica Hind, and Ste Bardgett; and our participants Rhianna Ball, Amelie Costigan, Charlie Dipper, Lauren Muir, and Ashton Muncaster.
Concept and Design; Steven Chell and David Littlefair. Artwork; Spaghetti Quester (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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