EARS OF THINGS

(The title an homage to Michael Pisaro!)

South Oxford Community Centre Lake Street Oxford

18/19 May 2014

24/25/26 May 2014

with contact microphones placed on windows and window frames, vibrations of the building and sounds from the inside and outside are picked up and played in a separate adjacent room. Because of the proximity between the two rooms, the effect is  a slight change in the coloration of the ambient sound, a minor disturbance of the expected sonic picture.

That particular room where I set the mics has two tall windows on two walls at right angle, facing South and West.

This splendid building once housed the machinery for the waterworks of Oxford. The present room configuration is a ramshackle adaptation where ceilings intersect with windows, with lots of loft space given to pigeons.Image

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