New digital museum project, Everything is Music, launches today

Everything is Music

Everything is Music is now live.

We’re proud to announce that Everything is Music, a new digital museum for Bristol & Bath, launches today (28 May). The platform allows users to discover the musical history of both cities through 250+ geo-tagged locations. Over the past 18 months, we’ve worked with location tech specialists Landmrk in creating the platform. Users in Bristol and Bath can go to on their mobile to access the interactive map, and walk to the pins to unlock stories.

Implementing a multidisciplinary approach to exploring Bristol and Bath, the musical history of the two areas is told through photographs, podcasts, video, audio and experiences. The geotagged locations are pinned to music venues, shops and public spaces. Some of the artists and labels featured inside range from IDLES to Timedance via Shanti Celeste, and the likes of Tricky, Sarah Records and Tears for Fears. Everything is Music’s diverse content dives into the history of four St Pauls sound systems, and the connection between The Wurzels and a Nailsea pub. Inside, users can also embark on an audio tour of Bristol’s dubstep hotspots with guidance from Pinch. There’s also the guided tour from local drum’n’bass hero DJ Krust, who appears as a 2D hologram, and a dedicated route to women in electronic music.

Aside from music, the app taps into cultural moments of late such as the fall of the Edward Colston statue during last year’s first BLM protest. A geotagged location inside the map is linked to a spoken word piece from Bristol-based poets Solomon O.B and Wish Master – who also both feature as 2D holograms – addressing the upcoming anniversary of the statue’s removal.

“This project aims to celebrate, support and tell the stories of the amazing music in these cities in a new and engaging way,” said Project Lead Ben Price, “specifically by immersing people within the geography of both places. With Covid-19 restrictions being lifted, it seems like the perfect time to encourage people to explore their cities.”

“Long-term, we want to bring Everything is Music to other cities in the UK, uncovering the people, places, sounds and social histories that connect us through music.”

Everything is Music was funded by Bristol+Bath Creative R+D as part of the Creative Industries Cluster Programme from the Arts & Humanities Research Council. The app is free to use for three months, and users can make a donation to ensure the project can continue to run as an educational resource in the two cities.

Access the platform now on your mobile via the Everything is Music website.