Two musical works housed in each of the University’s two 1935 Giles Gilbert Scott-designed telephone kiosks.
Headphone installations in the telephone kiosks on campus
As a reflection of Terence Cuneo’s visual representation of power - in particular that of the railway industry - currently on display for the Brynmor Jones Library’s Painting Power: The Art of Terence Cuneo exhibition, these two musical works are based upon the sounds of the modern and not-so-modern rail transport networks of the UK.
Housed in each of the University’s two 1935 Giles Gilbert Scott-designed telephone kiosks, the pieces are based upon binaurally-recorded soundscapes: in Steam, the locomotives of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway; and in Closely Observed Trains, the wider railway and underground network.
Binaural recording involves wearing small microphones in each ear. This has the aim of capturing sound as heard by the recordist. When listened to on headphones, the sound is externalised and enveloping: more akin to your natural mode of audition.
The works are available to listen to on loop for the remainder of the Brynmor Jones Library’s Painting Power: The Art of Terence Cuneo exhibition, curated by Science Museum Group Director, Ian Blatchford, and the Chief Curator of the National Railway Museum, Andrew McLean. For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01482 465683.
Steam is located in the Cream phone box closest to the Brynmor Jones Library, South side.
Closely Observed Trains is located in the Red phone box closest to the Enterprise Centre.
Opening times from 19th March to 15th April 2018
Monday to Friday: 10.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holidays: 10.30am to 4.30pm