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Resonant Memory

Niall Webb

In recent times I’ve become interested with the ways in which sound can transform our interaction with a place and the qualities unconventional spaces can give to sound. The installation combines composed melodies and electronic sound with field recordings from the surrounding area to explore the varied and at times complex atmospheres that emanate from the space.

Carrubbers Close itself has a sense of changing identity that can move between being somewhere that in one moment has real historical interest and in the next moment feel quite unwelcoming. Its these subtle qualities and changing atmospheres that form my interest in using the space as a transformational zone, a space that amplifies the varied and complex feelings the space gives off.

The space is anchored in the present but also harks back to a time that has long since passed leaving behind a sense of decaying and rebirth.