Artist Craig Barnes has a unique work he has painstakingly restored. His Futuro House was due to be exhibited atop Matt’s Gallery in London when he approached us to develop some sound art for inclusion as part of its launch.
We consulted with Craig about the sort of atmosphere he hoped to create and arrived at an idea that involved us creating a series of drone “mantra boxes”. On tipping the boxes upright, each would start to play a long-form, bespoke recording we had created. The button on the side would cycle through eight recordings per box; each harmonious with the others. People entering the space could choose whether or not to interact with the boxes to form part of a group drone within the space.
The shape of the Futuro House leads to a distinctive acoustic, which the more sound-savvy visitors would exploit with our mantra boxes.