Explore this giant digital installation where you use touch, movement and imagination to make music with others
Cave of Sounds connects music’s prehistoric origins with the technological radicalism of the music hacker scene. Eight bespoke instruments are exhibited in a circle. Each is the creation of a different artist from Music Hackspace as an exploration of the new musical possibilities unlocked by digital technology, including touch, movement of the body, light and casting shadows. You are invited to play the instruments yourself, to explore without mediation or guidance, and to experience first-hand the unique social space that emerges when we create sound together.
Cave of Sounds was created using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Cave of Sounds is a project led by artist Tim Murray-Browne in partnership with Music Hackspace that was initiated in 2012-13 during his time there as composer in residence. It is a collaboration with seven other artists from the Music Hackspace community: Dom Aversano, Susanna Garcia, Wallace Hobbes, Daniel Lopez, Tadeo Sendon, Panagiotis Tigas and Kacper Ziemianin.
The 2018 installation format of Cave of Sounds was created by the artists in collaboration with Sets Appeal and the additional production team: Terry Tyldesley, Anastasia Alekseeva, Harry Murdoch.
Photograph Credit line: Cave of Sounds, Tim Murray-Browne. Photo: Anastasia Alekseeva