Miserere: A Sound Installation by Phil Archer and Alex Sanders

24 March 2016 - 09 April 2016
09:30 - 10:30
Hostry Exhibition Space
A picture of a Sound Installation in the Hostry Exhibition Space
The idea behind this sound installation is to create a solemn, reflective, ever-changing piece of music that is unique to the specific moment and location in which it is heard.

It uses the sounds and characteristics of the room to generate musical tones that are pitched according to an algorithm based on Allegri's Miserere, a piece of choral music for two distributed choirs, written in 1638 to celebrate Lent. Following Easter Sunday, the algorithm will be based on the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah.

Visitors are encouraged to directly intervene by clapping, singing and talking, or simply to sit peacefully and observe how the world around them is - or is not - incorporated into the music. 

Please note that this exhibition will pause during the Science Festival and Easter, and recommence from 23 March, finishing on 10 April.