Rabble Rousers

by Sarah Boothroyd

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“Protest, evasion, merry distrust, and a delight in mockery are symptoms of health; everything unconditional belongs in pathology.”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

A crowd of dissenters claps, chants, cheers, and shouts into the open air. Their chance choral creations are at once jubilant and angry, orderly and chaotic, rhythmic and random, melodious and cacophonous. Touching on ethics, justice, democracy, and global citizenship, Rabble Rousers explores the notion of protest as a spontaneous installation of improvised 'music' in public space.


released January 17, 2012
Supported by the Ontario Arts Council, Rabble Rousers features field recordings of protests from around the globe – including many culled from the Occupy Movement – as well as Creative Commons contributions from Random Coil, Pleq, Papercutz, Carlos Lemosh, Marcus Fischer, Upsteria, Erstlaub, Aurastore, Aos Crowley (Matt Dean), Pocka (Brad Mitchell), Matthias Kispert, and the Prelinger Archives.


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Sarah Boothroyd

The audio work of Canadian Sarah Boothroyd has been featured by broadcasters, festivals and galleries in over 25 countries. She has won awards from New York Festivals, Third Coast International Audio Festival, the European Broadcasting Union, and La Muse En Circuit. ... more

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