First presented at Junction Goole in September 2012, Speaking Tubes is a sculptural sound installation inspired by the extraordinary sound of vortex rings travelling through the atmosphere at supersonic speed. Speaking Tubes is a gleaming steel sculpture made of large air-ducting tubes and giant cones that spill out a chorus of sound into special listening zones.
A specially commissioned soundtrack has been created for Speaking Tubes by international contemporary music composer, Yannis Kyriakides. Audiences can move around and explore the sculpture and enter thelistening zones to make their own sound journey.
An interactive area has been created as part of Speaking Tubes enabling the visitor to create their own soundscape. Specially created 3D pictures and animations showing the movement of sound are also available for audiences to view. These remain invisible until uncovered using smart-phones and tablets which will be available for you to use and discover this hidden layer.