Here in Aldeburgh, the first couple of days of setup have been arduous but fun. Thanks to herculean efforts, we’ve now got speaker trenches dug, circuitous cable runs laid, an operational weather station, an ad hoc surround-sound mixing room with iOS remote controls, a networked outhouse via festooned CAT-5, some lightboxed signage and — imminently — a beautifully-printed artists book to mark and document the installation.
To integrate Variable 4 seamlessly into the landscape, we've opted for the route of embedding the speakers into the ground with individual chambers. This has meant some heavy excavation into some very dry ground. Many thanks to Dave, Louis and Tom for some major earth shifting.
The first complete ground-embedded speaker chamber.
Dave and Louis wade through the mire of speaker cabling.
No network access is available in the Dovecote studio. Thanks to some heroics from Faster Than Sound's Tom, however, we're now the proud operators of an airborne CAT5 network.
Our composition space in the Dovecote.
Wiring up the weather station in heavy gales.
More circuitous cabling, here deploying the weather station's data cable across a reed field.