The Exponential Horn: In Search of Perfect Sound opens at the Science Museum’s Media Space Studio on 20th May. The full-size reconstruction of the giant 27ft long ‘Denman horn’ is the centrepiece of a new art installation by Aleksander Kolkowski. A popular highlight of the Museum’s daily tours in the 1930s, this colossal horn has been painstakingly rebuilt by the Museum’s Workshops team. You can now witness this forgotten instrument by exploring and celebrating the artefact and its history through newly created sounds, music and the spoken word.
Alongside the installation there will be a wide-ranging programme of events and audio demonstrations, featuring live broadcasts, sound art and archive radio footage from contributors including the BBC History, Resonance 104.4FM, BBC Radio 3, Archive of the Now, London College of Communication, Royal College of Music, and Royal College of Art.
Resonance FM: The Jerwood Commissions – On the afternoon of the 31st May you can enjoy an afternoon of new artists’ works commissioned for radio by Resonance FM including:
Mark Vernon- An audio exploration of Londonderry, Derry Denatured, using public participation, unconventional recording techniques and studio trickery
Aleks Kolkowski – Interference Field investigates phenomenon of electromagnetic and psychological interference in radio transmission
Jim Whelton – Mouth Piece is a reinterpretation of classic radio texts through Yamaha’s Vocaloid software
Mike Cooter – A performed reading of Mike Cooter’s radio drama Dingus, or a radio serial about an object
Sharon Gal – A radiophonic adaption of Liliane Lijn’s visionary feminist monologue Crossing Map
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