Room as Vocal Chord

This project re-imagines a building as a series of interconnected sonic spaces, something like a body producing sound. The installation detects the noise of a passing underground train and modifies it according to the sounds occurring in the installation space. In this way spaces on the vertical axis of a building are brought into dialogue. The room becomes an instrument, or a vocal chord which resonates the sound of activity below ground. As the sound is played back into the installation space, the sound and vibration of the passing train is complemented by new tones. The train and the room have both been tuned and made to sing.

The project was realised as part of the Media Arts Technology programme at Queen Mary, University of London.