The Young Associates are a generation of young people from South East London emerging as exciting artists and producers. 

“I appreciate the unconditional support in my artistic exploration SOUNDS LiKE CHAOS provides. Total freedom.”

-Company Member



I make work that explores identity, community and honesty with young people but for everyone. I am currently producing the next Standards events. Standards is an evening of creativity and conversation; an event that brings artists and community together to be celebrated.

In the future I would love to continue growing as a facilitator, producer, actress and collaborator. I hope to keep creating work that encourages people to speak and live within their truth.

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Question of the Day
(Instagram stories @soundslikechaos)

Question of the day is a segment of ‘Standards’, a show run by young people for everyone, at the Albany. We discuss anything and everything you can think of; from relationships to astrophysics, showcasing thoughts and opinions from people from all walks of life. For Question of the day I will take over @soundslikechaos Instagram stories for a week, starting Tuesday 12 May. I’m asking questions in the lockdown to show that every day is different, and we should focus on how we feel, and embrace the little changes.

2020 VISION a new way of supporting young artists to rest, make and emerge from the global pandemic. Made possible by support from Arts Council England and the Albany.



I am a singer-songwriter, producer, visual artist and model from South London. Most of my art is centred around music in which I explore my deepest emotions, especially those I would normally find hard to express.

I recently did a research and development project with SLC in which I tried different creative processes to get to the same result - some good music. I wanted to focus on using actual instruments more often in my production, specifically guitar and the project helped me make progress with my skills as an instrumentalist.

In the future hope to be a full time performer and recording artist, incorporating my visual art (painting and photography) into my projects.

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My project focuses on the healing and cathartic qualities which I believe music has. I have used my quarantine commission to hone my guitar-playing skills and create a piece which is inspired by trying to process an experience which previously left me in emotional turmoil. I hope that through telling this story, people will be able to resonate with some aspects of the song. The song is called “Just Breathe” and although the original version of this song was produced by an American producer called thxnkq, I will be making a solo version entirely produced, written, recorded and mixed by me. It will be released under my artist name, BINA.

2020 VISION a new way of supporting young artists to rest, make and emerge from the global pandemic. Made possible by support from Arts Council England and the Albany.



I enjoy making work that crosses the physical and digital, something that anyone can take part in [as an audience or participant].  I work in an interdisciplinary way, with recent focus on live streamed sound, field recordings and walking. These tools are used to explore changing environments, internal and external shifts. 

It started with an idea to document the silence of lockdown, when walking became the [my] primary way to explore outside. Thinking about the different sounds that  linger in other communities, experiencing their environments. Now there is more focus on how those sounds transform in our speakers.

I hope to never abandon curiosity, to work with my fears and share my discoveries with our community. I want to not make sense at some points, in hopes that one day it will all fit together. Most importantly, I hope to find ways that prompt compassionate exchange.

GIF @leopyrata

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Me and My Feet
(live sound stream walks)

LIVE EVENT 12/13/14 November 2020
7pm-8pm (online)

Me and My Feet is a live streamed sound experience taking you into the dusk of Lewisham. I will be transmitting the sounds of three journeys significant in my life, walking through the past to understand the present.

Bring headphones.
You can drop in at anytime.
(the link will only work during the live stream)

2020 VISION a new way of supporting young artists to rest, make and emerge from the global pandemic. Made possible by support from Arts Council England and the Albany.



I love working across all art forms. Using mainly the medium of Fashion and Installation, I love to explore the concept of identity in all of its forms and how we leave behind our imprints of social beings.

I am currently preparing for my final year of studying Fashion at Kingston School of Art. My final collection will be a multimedia body of work consisting of 5 - 6 garments and hopefully a moving imagery / film to accompany the pieces and express my concept.

I would love to be an artist that works with and reflects my community. Creating a community space where people can come to work on their art practice, give offerings to the community whether through art, music or exploring radical ideas.

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I am a creative explorer. My passion is discovering life's bountiful manifestations. What keeps me enthralled is knowing that I myself, who is one of life's many courageous manifestations also harness the power to create even more transcendent manifestations that live through time and space packaged as art. I love to write stuff, track my thoughts and feelings. Make plans. Start drafts of ideas I might get, hold on to them for a while and add to them. sometimes. I write plus perform poetry and music too. l co-wrote, produced and directed a play last year, assistant directed a play the year before that and right now I am in the development process of a short film exploring the parallels between psychosis and spirituality.

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Hmm I Wonder
(spoken word & short film)

An absurd poem looking at the principles of perspective through spoken language and film. This poem flips reality on its head or tails. Yet, what is reality when each of us could have a different definition for a word or a different story for a situation. Look at it this way or that way, the facts remain the same. This is a poem made by me on the day that I made it.

Times like this
(spoken word)

Times like this focuses on my feeling and understanding right now, in the center of a changing world. Times like this is a reminder to persevere. A reminder to look on the bright side.

It’s like it creeps in the night but lurks through the day
the people are in awe
some think yes, this is awesome
the rest think no, this awful
at first the feeling was powerless
like a glass filled cup
re assessed
now, I feel
power filled
they said no
no picnics in fields
lock yourselves down till the world gets healed
I’m glad, I myself have healed
healed from the pressure
these days the pain I feel is lesser
apart from when my uncle died
my eyes got wetter
last time I saw him I didn’t say much so perhaps I’ll send him a letter
I’m sure he’ll receive it never
but that’s better than never ever
never have I ever lost a figure so close
so today I would like to raise a toast
to the NHS, I’ll for them I’ll clap to infinity
and for the families who have lost their anchors
Don’t blame yourselves, the selection was made at random

2020 VISION a new way of supporting young artists to rest, make and emerge from the global pandemic. Made possible by support from Arts Council England and the Albany.



I enjoy creating my own short films which I write, direct and edit myself. As well as acting, acting is one of my first loves and having that foundation in my life for all the other creative things I do is essential for the stories I create. The kind of themes my art explores is really anything that’s relevant or needs to be relevant, to raise awareness and create interest. Currently I am working on a short documentary for Sounds Like Chaos’ DIRT project.

I’m also going back to photography and editing mini videos on my page to build up my portfolio and teaching myself the different software like AfterEffects and Davinci Resolve to better my editing skills an area I am more experimental with within my art.

I want to be an artist that is always creating and never afraid to show that. In the future I want to do more networking with other artist, I’m good at creating independently but I enjoy teamwork and it makes the dreamwork so building up my relationships with other creatives and my clientele I hope to build on that.

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(spoken word & short film)

Colours is a spoken word short that showcases the beauty of colours, red, green, black yellow. The visual telling is to show the importance of what colours represent through our clothes, skin, nature and our emotions.

(short film)

Isolate is a short film I have directed based around life during quarantine. I have asked people through Instagram to document what they have been doing to keep active during quarantine in a creative way.

2020 VISION a new way of supporting young artists to rest, make and emerge from the global pandemic. Made possible by support from Arts Council England and the Albany.



I love making music and sounds that transport the listener to an unfamiliar place. I’m also really interested in recreating natural events (e.g. raindrops) using artificial sounds – it means that you can look at ‘boring’ things with a new perspective.

I’ve been working on an EP for the past year now but it’s gone through so many changes – it’ll see the light of day eventually!

I would love to produce for other artists and/or work on music and sound design projects for other artists. I really believe in the power of finding your voice as an individual through collaboration.

GIF @douglasschatz

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Quarantine Collection (music)

Quarantine collection is an online festival with original music, DJ mixes and playlists curated by mates. Ranging from mellow tunes to experimental bangers, there’s something for everyone. We’re all stuck inside and perhaps we’re just listening to the same tunes on loop – I definitely am! So hopefully this will give listeners a taste of some music they’ve never heard. Tune in and vibe out!

OST (ep)

OST is inspired by ambient music and film/TV soundtracks. The tracks aim to create a sense of space for the listener to place themselves within, using a mixture of serene and unsettling soundscapes. Through this, the listener could use the soundscapes as their own Original Soundtrack (or OST, for short) to a story of their own imagining.

2020 VISION a new way of supporting young artists to rest, make and emerge from the global pandemic. Made possible by support from Arts Council England and the Albany.



The art that I enjoy making is often a response to my own internal questions and a lot of the music that I create is based around my current state of emotions, what’s going on in my mind, love etc . A lot of the stuff that I write is often a manifestation of the thoughts and feelings I have about events that affect me. My most recent short piece I wrote was influenced by the B.L.M protests and my experience as a young black man in Britain.

Some of the art that I most enjoy making are podcasts. I love discussion and deep thought and podcasts are a really great platform for this. They allow you to take a wide range of issues and really dissect them and look at things from different angles which you may never have thought of before, all in the presence of good company.

Currently, I am in the process of finishing two pieces of music which will hopefully be ready for release very soon.

In the future I hope to have a successful career combining acting, voice acting, writing and creating music. I want to be able to write and create my own material so I can have the freedom to work on the things that truly inspire me as an artist.

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The Robot

A short dramatic piece written and recorded by myself encompassing some of the thoughts and feelings I have had during lockdown.

2020 VISION a new way of supporting young artists to rest, make and emerge from the global pandemic. Made possible by support from Arts Council England and the Albany.


Orbit Podcast

I am a writer producer and musical artists, with inspiration from afro beat(s), hip hop, and nep soul, I create genre bending soundtracks. My work spans a range of audio content critically, music and podcasts. I am also a performer of theatre and have performed with companies such as Sounds like Chaos, Lyric Hammersmith, and SHUNT.  I have experience working physically and on voice acting projects, more recently recording audio tours for the Unicorn Theatre.

Recently, I have been producing a podcast in collaboration with the Albany. Orbit addresses creative development and topics which affect upcoming creatives both practically and mentally. We look for interesting perspectives and fresh practitioners and share our knowledge and experience. I have been fortunate enough to organise podcast training which was offered to other SLC members and led to multiple shows being created.

I am also working on making music and released an independent album in 2020. This project  Seasyck minds explored how emotions often have a feeling not unlike being taken by the sea. Sound waves here aim to find the resonant frequencies that define our feeling, and move them.

I would like to create work that sparks people's curiosity. I would like my music to be a place where people can cry, laugh and dance. I feel as though telling stories of the area and the people I grew up around are at the forefront for me. Through both music and theatre I hope to inspire everyone to embrace their creativity.  I feel as though art can be used to change perceptions, and as such I hope that through my work there are realistic but also hopeful (or just different) stories being told.

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Nu world is a collection of sounds painting a picture for a new way of life. The soundtrack to a peaceful revolution. I made this music with the intention of meditating along to it. Depicting and manifesting a more connected world. The use of ambient sounds grounds and reminds the listener to be mindful. The cover art work are pictures taken by myself and are an attempt to capture the beauty already present around us.

In tracks Nuu, Anyway and Jungle I started with the idea of adding vocals and poetry to the music. During this time I’ve had to deal with difficulties in consistent technology, and outside pressures. The music reflects this as it asks questions of the listening world. The lyrics were born out of the more unknown feeling that I have had this last month. It still paints some hope, though it’s cautious. It remembers that the new world is as daunting as it is exciting. It is a project of duality, and a lone agent commandeering himself.

2020 VISION A new way of supporting young artists to rest, make and emerge from the global pandemic. Made possible by support from Arts Council England and the Albany.



I enjoy creating devised theatre on all different topics, I also enjoy writing spoken word on current world topics such as race, identity and culture, love, spirituality. I have recently taken an interest in photography after completing a short course. I am also interested in fashion and styling.

I am currently working on a devised theatre show called DIRT at the Albany with Sounds Like Chaos where I will be playing one of the Commentators. I have also recently finished acting in a short film and experimental music video and will be acting in a narrative music video in September. I am also work as a model and have recently done a shoot for the clothing brand “cavempt”.

In the future, I want to continue to express myself and my beliefs through different art forms. I hope to inspire people through allowing myself to be honest and vulnerable with my work so they, in turn, feel comfortable to do the same. I hope to continue photography, acting, spoken word, modelling and fashion styling to a higher level as I have discovered that these are great creative outlets to express and learn about who I really am.

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Unrequited love
(short film)

Unrequited love is a visual spoken word poem of self love. Lockdown has given us time to reflect on the important things we usually neglect, like ourselves. I hope to motivate people to start their journey of self love or continue it if they have started to give up. To love others, first we must love ourselves.

2020 VISION a new way of supporting young artists to rest, make and emerge from the global pandemic. Made possible by support from Arts Council England and the Albany.


SOUNDS LiKE CHAOS young associate

In my art, whether it’s a role or poetry, I am fascinated about discovering the complexity behind simple things. I like to dig deep down and make sure I learn something new everytime I create something.

I am part of the DIRT a new show by Sounds Like Chaos and while I am focusing on developing my acting skills and portfolio, I am also experienced with music and music production.

I aspire to create pieces of art that will allow me to express myself and the ideals I stand for, which most of the time is freedom, acceptance and striving for the best.

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My Mind, My Greatest Dancer

choreography & short film

I don’t dance, I am letting my thoughts carry me around. And when they become a burden, that’s the best part of the dance; even in chaos there is control.
original music

Unexplained is about the mystery of the night, it is a metaphor for the hard times of life. There is beauty everywhere, there is magic in the night and they need to be observed. I hope the energy can be felt through the music and introduce the audience to contemplation.

2020 VISION a new way of supporting young artists to rest, make and emerge from the global pandemic. Made possible by support from Arts Council England and the Albany.



My work is eclectic, and whatever piques my interest at the time, most importantly it examines broad cultural trends, based on their unique perspectives focusing on access, inclusion and diversity.  I work mostly solo and in performance.

Currently, I am beginning to start a youtube channel using pop culture and society to share my ideas and  stories, drawing on history and aunique perspective to educate and debate while centering the unheard in the conversation.

In the future, I would love to get into researching and producing. Making things happen would be great. Mostly being a socially conscious, somewhat educational and fun artist who's stories reveal perspectives you've yet to consider.

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My art reveals itself mostly through the vessels of acting, film-making, play/screen writing and poetry. Or sometimes in more experimental, cross-art form lenses such as interactive theatre and audio/visual/pictorial explorations.

My work is often a fusion of questions that I don’t necessarily have the answer to. How can my art be a vessel to: reveal truth? explore how adversity/suffering leads to growth? encourage self-examination, contemplation and action? expose individuals to the power and grace of faith?  I care about rebellion in the form of joy/healing; the restorative essence of forgiveness, friendship and love, spirituality, hope, vulnerability, radical acceptance etc. Ultimately, I make art that transcends – as I am ever-changing, so is the content/form of my expression.

Alongside fellow artist Chiquita Deliser, I am creating a short opener for SLC’s show DIRT One of our aims is to create a reflective space which encourages our audience to be introspective and connect with their inner self in an honest, peaceful way. This connects with the idea that in order to create change on a larger scale with regards to social justice, it is vital that we cultivate positive change for ourselves.

I want to continue to make work that hopefully leaves someone feeling a little less alone in their experience(s). My art will continue to be a dedication to truth, which will at times breed discomfort, but I believe that the power of art lies in its ability to stir things up within us.

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(network for creatives)

From demystifying industry pathways to the importance of self-care and representation, ENLIGHTEN encourages artists to pursue their passion and feel empowered to stand firm in their authenticity. My first video Enlighten is inspired by an upcoming project aimed at empowering BAME creatives. A reminder of the significance of representation. Whether you’re just starting out or at the peak of your career (or somewhere in between) you can always look to learn from those around you.

Planting Seeds

The resource ‘PLANTING SEEDS’ offers guidance on topics such as drama school, theatre and monologues as well as some life-changing advice! Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to begin but this resource hopes to be an encouraging reminder that you are not alone and many have taken those same steps into this industry. Combining personal anecdotes and collated research, ‘PLANTING SEEDS’ acts as a starting point for enlightening creatives about the actions they can take to continue to blossom.

👀️ View Planting Seeds here

2020 VISION a new way of supporting young artists to rest, make and emerge from the global pandemic. Made possible by support from Arts Council England and the Albany.



I enjoy making art about lots of different things with lots of different media, my art looks at self love and body positivity as well as self-reflection pieces I have done in the past. Art forms vary from calligraphy to drawing to spoken word depending on my mood and motivation.

In the future I hope to collaborate more with young artists and do more art work on self love, poems, spoken words, visual art and songs.


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Identity (short film)

A collection of responses to the idea of “Identity”. What does it mean to you? I collated several recordings of different perspectives on people’s identities and what it means to them, and I drew my interpretation over the audio.

Each day is slightly different (poems)

Each day is slightly different is a collection of poems. I have written one each day over a week about isolation to journal emotions, experiences, and some things that matter to me at the moment, to show that there is more to each day than just the monotony of waking up and waiting to go back to sleep.

2020 VISION a new way of supporting young artists to rest, make and emerge from the global pandemic. Made possible by support from Arts Council England and the Albany.



I am often known for singing constantly, mixing songs together and harmonising to anyone playing or singing a song. I often include musical elements in any work I do. I have just graduated with a degree in Drama, this is my main art form, in which I bring together all areas of my work. I also work with kids with various abilities and ages through drama and dance.

I recently created a podcast with artist Phoebe Fairchild called Let Me Hear Your Voice, built from an SLC commission during the first lockdown in 2020, it’s based around feminism topics for young female adults. We have continued to create content and build awareness through Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.

Through Let Me Hear Your Voice, I’ve recently been commissioned to create further content around climate change in relation to SLC’s upcoming show DIRT. We decided to do a 2 week experiment, in which I went vegan for 2 weeks, and Phoebe went plastic free for the same time period.

In the future I hope to continue excelling in all the art forms, as I believe they are all equally important and enjoyable.  I really enjoy working with young kids and seeing their development through arts and creativity. I would like to continue to do that.

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Liv’s Lockdown Treats
(original recipes)

A collection of some of the many cakes, brownies, cookies and many more treats I baked throughout lockdown. These recipes are filled with delicious ingredients and love. 😀️ Enjoy!

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Let Me Hear Your Voice

Just two gal pals discussing young peoples experiences around feminism.
Find out more: @letmehearyourvoice

2020 VISION a new way of supporting young artists to rest, make and emerge from the global pandemic. Made possible by support from Arts Council England and the Albany.



I am a contemporary musician, actress, facilitator and writer. I look at feminism, female empowerment and self love. I work with young people through Sounds Like Chaos. I facilitate storytelling workshops.
I co-founded Let Me Hear Your Voice with Olivia Spence, where we look at feminism. I also have just worked on an installation of self love through Climate Home and would love to incorporate this in to my writing and music.

I would love to be an independent artist, using the message of self love to change the world. I want to use various art forms to convey this message and would love to become a more grounded artist in both facilitation and performance.

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Times are tough but so are you
(original song)

Times are tough but so are you is a new song written in the form of a jingle. It’s about encouraging people to feel positive about the times surrounding Covid-19 and all the positive aspects. I made it in lockdown to promote happiness and joy and to make people feel not as alone in these unknown and uncertain times. I think it’s important for everyone to remember that times are hard but we are all in it together.

This is a collection of demo songs that I have composed. They are themed around various issues women go through, overall hopefully empowering women to become more strong in themselves with a higher sense of confidence.

 2020 Vision, a new way of supporting young artists to rest, make and emerge from the global pandemic. Made possible by support from Arts Council England and the Albany.



I am inspired by DIY culture, independent publishing, and the power of art forms such as zines, which are made through messy, non-traditional and often spontaneous creative collaboration. I am inspired by their history of being “anti-authority” and their dedication to supporting underground and under-represented voices. I love working with poetry, creative writing and essays about people’s lives and passions.

As a member and associate artist of SLC, I am working to create the programme-come-zine for Dirt. It’s an exciting way to take a traditional form of documentation (a theatre programme) and turn it into a tangible keepsake that people can reference, read and share with others after the show.

I want to continue creating things with a DIY ethos. I love the idea of art as activism and connecting with people on local and international levels. I would love to create an ecosystem of creative DIY collaboration that spans continents - whether through zine-making, writing, or cultural curation.

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SOUNDS LiKE CHAOS Marketer & Digital Producer


Jade is a London-based Arts Marketer, Digital and Cultural Producer from Bristol. Her love for digital stemmed from her work in the underground radio sector, having trained at Reprezent and worked at Balamii, Mode London and volunteered for BBC Life Hacks. This led to her producing digital media across other channels beyond radio. She has worked for the Albany, where she coordinated digital campaigns for Lewisham London Borough of Culture 2022, and Brockley Max Festival before landing a role as a Marketer & Digital Producer at SOUNDS LiKE CHAOS.

She is also a Digital Marketing Coordinator at Brixton House and a Young Producer at Battersea Arts Centre.

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Rofeda bougaga

My name is Rofeda Amira Bougaga. I am a multi-disciplinary artist who is interested in utilising creativity as a device to make social and political change within society. I am a research expert, activist, spoken word
artist and performer. I have been using my expertise to raise awareness on neglected issues, such as women’s safety, and young people’s mental health.

The Body Remembers is a one-woman show and creative campaign surrounding a girl who is suffering from the impacts of sexual assault. The show also highlights how normalised the idea of sexual harassment is within society, and is essentially a call to action for the audience to make conscious decisions in order to change the way that both women and sexual harassment is perceived. I hope that this show will attract attention by those in positions of power, and that it reaches those who are victims of sexual assault. My creative ambition was Michaela Coel’s series ‘I May Destroy You’, which was about the aftermath of a woman’s sexual assault. Watching this made me realise how trauma manifests
within the mind, and how it connects with the body. I resonated so much with the contents of the show and henceforth inspired me to want to write my own story.