Requiem for 114 Radios


The world premiere of our new installation Requiem for 114 Radios will be presented in the cellars of Colston Hall in Bristol. A Bristol New Music Commission, the exhibition opens to the public on Friday 13th May. In what appears to be an anonymous archive, 114 domestic, analogue radio sets come to life. Individual voices are broadcast to the sets, and as some radios join together in harmony, others crackle and find the ‘inbetween space’ between clear and broken reception. Collectively these unseen singers perform a dramatic new version of Dies Irae from the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass. The radios call upon an intricate universe of mysterious messages, modulated hisses, mangled voices and incomprehensible words: messages of death permeate a radiophonic babel.

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