Our Canadian contributors were busy during our Sacred Spaces callout, with a diverse range of sounds coming in from the creative city of Montreal, and an equally diverse range of reinterpretations.
The dynamic range of sound and energy at Wembley is electric and constant. Swirling through footsteps, departures, and announcements I looked to create a tangible movement behind all of the sound.”
After a month of exploring some fascinating sonic approaches to Utopia, our journey has finally come to a close. To mark the occasion, today we’re launching a FREE ALBUM of Utopia sounds. We’ve chosen twelve highlights that we think flow together as an album and a listening experience, as well as representing some of the many approaches taken to imagining Utopia in sound.
“This work has chiefly been created by combining hydrophone recordings made just off the coast of Aberystwyth (UK) with filtered recordings of the Manly Ferry travelling from Sydney to Manly in Australia. The metallic sounds are meant to evoke a sense of land, while the water sounds obviously represents the stretch of water between the island and the mainland.”
The last sound in our tour through the Quiet Street installation appropriately enough takes us to the end of our journey – catching the train home from Bath Spa station. Announcements herald the arrival of the train to London, with chatter on the platform and the final roar of the train pulling into the station.