Fossilised Frequencies

We welcome Urban Feral at SAVVYZΛΛR who brings us Fossilised Frequencies – a sound art project based on the Sufi understanding of the healing properties of sound vibrations. Morphing, weaving and sculpting noise and narrative to create soundscapes that allow for a meditative experience. Fossilised Frequencies is an ongoing, ever growing investigation on the hertz and hearts of people and land.

Episode #1 Dream Realm

What do dreams sound like? This hour offers an acoustic journey through the human psyche. Fossilised Frequencies invites you to teleport and lucidly travel through the space of the dream realm from the comfort of your own environment.

Episode #2 Iraqi female

Urban Feral’s second session on SAVVYZΛΛR tunes into the airwaves of the land that has lived in the longest of lockdowns: Iraq. The resilience of the Iraqi female has stood the test of time. A new archetypal woman of survival and persistence in changing landscapes has been formed. Her sound becomes her armour. With Urban Feral, we scan the frequencies scattered across the land and hear Her call.

Episode #3 Divine Love

Divine love is a concept often hijacked by religion and/or romantic relationships. Now more than ever Divine Love is needed and a relearing of what it means and how to embody it. One can not fall in love, one has to be love

With the loving voices of Maya Angelou, Osho, Krishnamurti, Alan Watts, bell hooks, Sadhguru. Sri Daya Mata and Erich Fromm. 

Episode #4  A Tribute Show to the Late Professor Fred Hickling 

Fossilised Frequencies will resonate the legacy of the late great Professor Frederick Hickling in tribute show to the psychiatrist, neuroanatomist, writer, visionary, radiant soul. Using frequencies to resonate his legacy through vibrations, through his words and music to commemorate him and his work.

Episode #5  Iraqi Kawliyah 

A homage to the Kawliyah of Iraq: Kawliyah is used not only as a noun for a community, but also depicts an art form that has hugely shaped the music and dance culture of Iraq up until this day. Despite its massive contribution to the arts, there is still significant marginalisation of the people who have shared these specific sounds and dances throughout Iraq and thereafter, throughout the world. This hour invites you to honour their embodied sounds: the hair whipping, wrist turning, belly dancing and freedoms of movement that Kawliyah gifted us.

Episode #6 Everything is Sound Part I

Fossilised Frequencies presents an acoustic triptych entitled Everything is Sound. This three-piece sound sculpture starts with an hour soundscaping the plural worlds of language. You will hear a symbiosis of different languages ranging from the animal and the human, to water-based and land-rooted sonorities, and tones from interplanetary systems. All these forms of communication generate variations of vibrations: our ears and bodies are offered an acoustic journey from the micro to the macro. Fossilised Frequencies cruises the universe to render audible the noises of the visible and invisible.

Episode #7 Everything is Sound Part II

In the beginning was the Word’ offers a listening journey through different religions, spiritualities, and knowledge systems’ ways of hearing God.

If in the beginning was the word
and that word was God.
Then first there was sound.
And God is sound.

Episode #8   Utopia
For Decolonizing Sonic Knowledge Production on Latitude on Air

SAVVYZΛΛR and Latitude on Air stream together this new session by Cindy Islam for Fossilised Frequencies which invites us to travel through the potential sounds of utopia. Using hertz, samples and field recordings, Fossilised Frequencies morphs sonic geography to construct a utopian world made from the fabric of loving vibrations. This soundscape offers our listening bodies the sound of a future ready to be built. Seeding itself in the divine imagination and thereby formulating itself in experienced reality, Fossilised Frequencies plants a cosmic current into the cochlea that hopes to inspire hope, healing futures, and the power of living in service to love.

Fossilised Frequencies is a sound art project which hopes to take listeners on a journey through hertz and hearts of people and land. Layering resonance and tuning into the sounds of the universe to create soundscapes of forgotten narratives.

Cindy Islam​​​​​​​is one of the artist’s behind Fossilised Frequencies most recent pseudonyms. The artist uses different identities and anonymity as a way to critique the "celebrity" status afforded to some artists. Cindy Islam is a counter(re)action of relations to Britishness. Cindy Islam is the aftermath of thirty years of failing to comply with assimilative demands. Cindy Islam forges a Diasporic reality of ambivalence and rejection of homogeneous cultural values. Flux, intensity, trauma, attitude, over-communication and otherness, are all used as power vessels to challenge the dominant normative behaviours. Cindy Islam gifts a parallel space for Britishness to evolve in multiplicity beyond imposed and paralysing stagnancy.