Project:

Long Division

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  • All Soul's Church
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  • All Soul's Church

Long Division is a sound installation made originally for the walled garden of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. As the surrounding church bells chime seven, a sequence of sixty whispered exchanges begins, timed to the divisions of the clock. The whispering phrases gather in intensity second by second creating rhythmic speech patterns that send a wash of sound rippling around the walls. Rising up beneath the voices, a soundscape evolves, resonant of patterns in nature and cycles of growth and decay. The sequence lasts one hour and repeats three times as day merges into night. Long Division was originally commissioned by Oxford Contemporary Music and Oxford Botanic Garden.

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