Over the last few weeks I have visited the crypt…each time noticing more qualities in the different spaces.
Simon and I have been listening to a few recordings, randomly selected.
Elle singing into the font in the second chamber (amazing reverb!)…a recording of my heart beating (bit scary:-)) and as we were listening ideas started to develop…to create and layer rhythms…to have silences.
As I am writing this we are in the final preparation stage for this sound-installation…
Sound-Installation in the Crypt of Gloucester Cathedral
October 31st, 1st& 2nd November 2019, 6-9pm
Each chamber in the crypt of Gloucester Cathedral has unique acoustic qualities.
Ann-Margreth Bohl sculptor and installation artist https://www.annmargrethbohl.com/about/
is collaborating with a team of musicians/ composer/ sound designer and a sound engineer to discover, record and transform sound qualities discovered in the crypt culminating in a sound-installation.
Eleanor Holliday https://naturalvoice.net/practitioner/eleanorholliday
Simon McCorry https://www.simonmccorry.com/home
Sid Wells https://www.thesoundagency.com/team/
Through several visits to the chambers…singing, playing the cello and recording some of the crypts resonance a library of sounds has been created by holding on to acoustic surprises and treasures found.
Over the coming months this collection is revisited and edited to form abstract sound compositions, installed in the crypt.
The visitors to ‘Lüsenen’ are invited to listen and connect with the crypt in unexpected ways.
As participants move close or further away the sounds naturally change, creating a individual experience for everyone.
Each chamber will house battery run speakers emitting sound.
‘Lüsenen’ / to listen/ middle high German spoken 1050 and 1350
Foundations of crypt at Gloucester Cathedral were laid in 1058