Phil Hession is a visual artist based in Rotterdam, who works in performance and video. His practice explores the oral traditions of song and storytelling, and is conducted predominantly through social and cultural exchanges. These exchanges involve the documentation and archiving of song and story, and include teaching traditional Irish song, and performing songs within public spaces. Phil will be cycling throughout Digbeth for the duration of his five-week residency at GU, touring his DIY record cutting lathe by bicycle trailer. The lathe “cuts” audio onto DVDs so that they can be played back on a record player. Phil aims to make field recordings of the soundscape of Digbeth, record his own recital of Irish traditional songs in specific locations and work with various groups in the area to produce new sound pieces.