City Sounds In London Town.

4 Apr

Last month, David Byrne resided for three days in a one-bedroom art space resembling a riverboat docked on the roof of Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. While participating in a residency for the project A Room for London, he created a new sound installation titled “Get It Away” by using field recording equipment to capture the city’s natural noises, which he turned into the piece.

Describing the process, Byrne said, “London’s tempo is 122.86 beats per minute. It turned out that most of the sounds seemed to converge around a common rhythm. I let the sounds dictate the groove, the tempo, and then I simply played along.”

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