Diverse Voices to Start Telling Time

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Diverse Voices to Start Telling Time

Post by koimaster » September 5th 2017, 11:11am

Birmingham, the English city often identified as Britain’s most diverse, is going to use time to celebrate its variety of voices.

An aural clock, a sound and sculpture installation by the Scottish artist Susan Philipsz, will be installed in 2021 near the city’s new high-speed rail terminal.

“Station Clock,” which won the city’s Big Art Project competition this year, will be more than 65 feet in diameter and laid into the surface of a pedestrian courtyard. The 12 notes of the chromatic scale will be in the positions normally filled by the hour numerals. Audio tones will be created by the voices of 1,092 residents, with a different combination of their voices sounding each hour and the full chorus at noon.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/04/fash ... pe=article
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