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Concrete Antenna

1st March to 30th September 2015, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 21 Hawthornvale, EH6 4JT

Alt-w alumni Tommy Perman & Simon Kirby with Rob St John have made a sound installation for the new landmark tower at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Sound gathered from audio archives and specially made field recordings will rise, fall, break apart and splice back together across multiple speakers in the tower, evoking the site’s history.

Using a range of unusual production techniques derived from the tower itself, the recordings – foghorns, train whistles, gas work demolition, birdsong, construction work, wind in fishing boat sails and many more – are slowly reshaped in the piece, coalescing from their original form to something new, musical and celebratory.

The installation will respond in subtle ways to the state of the tide in the Firth of Forth, the prevailing weather conditions, and the movement of visitors in the tower. A unique experience is created for every listener that mingles with the natural soundscape trickling in through a periscope-like gap at the top of the building. Never the same again.


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