In summer 2013 a group of artists, hackers, musicians and other fantastic individuals took over the amazing Barbican Art Center in the heart of London. For the month of August it became a peculiar playground for (not only) artistic experiments.
I was lucky enough to take part in this experiment and created a sound installation titled ‘SoundHack the Barbican’ (the event’s name was Hack the Barbican). I set up a number of hand-made microphones in various locations around the Barbican Center and amplified it’s sonic environment. This building is huge and I used about 1000m of cables in order to wire all the microphones. The sound from these microphones was fed into a mixer and played in real time in the Fountain Room of the Barbican through a PA system. This work is part of my research into the relation of sound and time, about which you can read in other places.
During the event I started recording these sounds and I ended up having a very large amount of them, which I’m am going to share here. They change in character due to the time of the day, weather, amount of microphones used and other factors.
Following are links to all the recordings that I collected grouped according to the dates when they were taken.