Long Division

Category: Show Related artist: IOU

Long Division is a hauntingly atmospheric sound installation.

As the clock chimes on the hour, there follows a sequence of sixty hushed, spoken exchanges, timed to the divisions of the clock. The whispering phrases gather in intensity second by second creating rhythmic speech patterns that send a wash of sound rippling around the walls.

Long Division was originally commissioned by Oxford Contemporary Music and Oxford Botanic Garden. It was further developed in partnership with Salisbury International Arts Festival for Salisbury Cathedral. A new staging was commissioned by Halifax Festival for a special presentation at All Souls Church.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2008
  • Length: 5 minutes
  • Scale: Small scale
  • Capacity: Under 500
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: English
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages