‘Sounds of the Modern Hospital’ is a long-playing sound effects record in a limited edition of 250 copies produced by digital artist in residence at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Mark Vernon. For these special launch events Mark will perform a live mix of sounds and voices recorded in different NHS hospital departments over the course of his residency additionally incorporating a live ultrasound feed of his own heartbeat.
Also on display will be an edition of 20 unique lathe-cut X-ray records displayed on light boxes. Inspired by Russian “roentgenizdat” records from the 1950’s (home made bootlegs of banned Western pop music that were pressed onto discarded X-rays) – these playable 7” records each feature a different X-ray image and a composed sound piece made from recordings taken in Forth Valley Royal’s radiology department.
A limited number of records will be given away free at each event. All welcome.
Launch 1: Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert
3-4pm, Saturday 22nd February, 2014 (performance approximately 3.30pm)
Lecture Theatre, Learning Centre, 3rd Floor
Launch 2: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
7-8pm, Wednesday 26th February, 2014 (performance approximately 7.30pm)
CCA Club Room, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
The record can also be purchased here
Supported by Creative Scotland, NHS Forth Valley and CCA Glasgow.