Siren Song

tannoy speaker on stairs
An open air sound installation as part of Bloc Assembly #2
Noises emitted by an 8-tone bicycle siren bought at Poundland have been transformed into a choral work using sound to midi software. The four-part work is diffused via four Tannoy speakers mounted on a staircase in the courtyard, each one marked with the flashing LED unit which forms part of the bicycle siren unit. The 'song' lasts about 8 minutes, and in a nod towards Janet Cardiff's Forty Part Motet, is preceded by a couple of minutes of the 'choir' making small talk before the recording begins. At the end a celebratory climax of multiple sirens provides a full stop
tannoys on staircase   group in courtyard
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