Rubble Music – The new Measure commission by artist Thor McIntyre-Burnie
October 1, 2008
Rubble Music is a site-specific sound installation for the bandstand at Arnold Circus in Shoreditch and is featuring as part of the Concrete and Glass Festival in partnership with The Friends of Arnold Circus.
Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd October, Arnold Circus Bandstand, Boundary Estate, Shoreditch. 2pm – 10pm.
Using specialist seismic and infra-sound recording instruments, Thor will delve deep into the vibrations and sounds beneath our feet in the depths of the Arnold Circus mound. The circus is a the central feature created from the rubble of one of London’s most notorious Victorian slums, The Old Nichol. Cleared in the late 19th century to make way for the first purpose built housing estate in Britain, the Boundary Estate remains impressive architecturally.
The aim of Rubble Music is to tap into this resonant site and give voice to the mound, by replaying its inner vibrations as sounds from the sites bandstand and thereby temporarily transforming its function to listening to the earth.
Measure are collaborating with the Friends of Arnold Circus to produce a free booklet documenting the history of the estate and the revitalised bandstand’s role within the local community.
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