Permanent Sound Art Speaker System & 24hr Soundscape
Project was axed due to City Council funding & job cuts :-(
[click the image above for the 10min presentation film]
Bradford ‘SoundPool’ is a Sound Art Diffusion System that surrounds the Mirror Pool, the new city park being built bang in the centre of Bradford UK, that opens in 2012. At each of ten points around the 80m fountain pool, speakers are discreetly installed below the ground, and high up in the sky on 15m posts. I will be creating a 24hr programme of sound pieces to be played on the system.
At dawn and dusk each day, as the pool fills and drains, a spatial soft drone rises from the ground via the speakers positioned in ten 'Sound Wells' covered by unobtrusive grates, or man hole covers etc. Nature is a key theme arising from the fact that the migration and immigration of animals and humans has been occurring for over 150milliion years. One place migrants cross paths, is gathering around a watering hole. I see bird song as a sound icon of migration, and it is also beautiful and unobtrusive. So I propose to use the speaker posts to play back a collage of water birds from around the world during the day. These will be discreet and not playing all the time. A very simple movement trigger will briefly turn on each post as people pass by underneath.
The project is to be built in collaboration with TMC an ace audio/visual company in Bradford
The Underground Sound speaker design is to be developed in collaboration with Funktion One speaker designers
Currently awaiting re-funding to proceed!
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