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‘Groan…crash…grrrumph’? Underground Arnold

September 2, 2008

What do you reckon you’d hear if you inserted a long probe into Arnold Circus and then relayed the sounds of underground up top? The rumble of trains? The slosh of the buried river? Or just plain good deep silence, going on for 16 hours which is the length of time that arts group, Measure, are going to have..yes! – a long probe going into Arnold Circus. It is all going to happen between 12 and 8pm on October 2nd and 3rd as part of the London-wide Concrete and Glass festival. Watch this space for more, and for an interview with the Measuremen in a forthcoming Radio Arnold.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. cjcairns permalink
    October 4, 2008 10:39 am

    Heard it on Thursday at 5 pm. A lot of rumbling going on, but it could have been relaying the noise of its own generator.

  2. andygardenwork permalink
    October 4, 2008 5:20 pm

    I was on the Circus working on thursday afternoon for 3 1/2hrs. while the rumbling was going on – it was like being 5 miles from a war zone. Just a noise I could have done without. Green lights in bandstand were quite nice.

  3. naseem360 permalink
    October 5, 2008 6:32 am

    This really came into its own at nighttime. Darkness, muted crowds milling around quietly, the faint smoke (and smell) of a barbecue, and in the background the rumbles coming out of the mound. Flickering green lights responding to activity that was audible but invisible. I took an artist friend, Alison Harper, who thought it sounded like a giant, and a vast rumbling stomach (which means she liked it, by the way). Strange, compelling and memorable.

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