Event:

May-June 2009

Long Division

The sound installation is taken to Salisbury Cathedral.

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

The sound installation is re-made specially for the cloisters at Salisbury Cathedral as part of Salisbury International Arts Festival. 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. 

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