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Development trip, 3 May 2011

We’ve been in Suffolk over the past couple of days on a research and development trip for Faster Than Sound: Soundfields, making measurements and planning the installation logistics. Though it’s an idyllic landscape, we inadvertently picked a suitably blustery moment to visit, with winds of 25mph thwarting some of our less-shielded microphones.

Britten-Pears Library

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The Britten-Pears Library at Snape Maltings is a vast archive of music scores and texts. Like seemingly every room on the site, it also packs a number of Steinways, and a beautiful harpsichord.

About Variable 4

Variable 4 is an outdoor sound installation that translates live weather conditions into an ever-changing piece of music, using weather sensors and custom software to generate and recombine thousands of musical fragments. Read more about the piece...