To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells, 2018
HD Video, sound and mixed media installation

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Photo: Benjamin Warner

Recorded in Loughborough’s Carillon over the course of a weekend, To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells considers processes of ageing as markers of time passing; a resonant issue for thinking through and about sound as a medium.

Informed by the concept of ‘tintinnabulation’—the lingering sound of a struck bell—this audiovisual installation explores the subtle but constant processes of decay which touch the Carillon and the people and objects that coalesce around it. The work documents collaborative actions taken to extend the life of the bells, contrasting their quiet dormancy with the bustle of restoration.

Installed in the ground floor of the Carillon tower, in a space ordinarily used to display objects from the Carillon Museum collection, the film celebrates small acts of care while reflecting on the impossibility of reversing material entropy. Whilst the Carillon is an enduring musical symbol of Loughborough, this new work eschews more obvious explorations of identity for a quiet meditation on the caring processes that are integral to all musical performances, instruments and the maintenance of a place’s identity. Sound, curation and performance intertwine in a struggle of preservation and de-composition.  

Exhibition dates:
27 & 28 October, 2, 3, 4 November 2018, 11am - 4pm

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