An installation inspired by the extraordinary sound of vortex rings travelling through the atmosphere at supersonic speed. A gleaming steel sculpture made of large air-ducting tubes and giant cones spills out a chorus of sound into special listening zones.
A specially commissioned soundtrack has been created for Speaking Tubes by international contemporary music composer, Yannis Kyriakides. Visitors will be able to move around and explore the sculpture and enter the listening zones to make their own sound journey.
An interactive area has been created as part of Speaking Tubes enabling the visitor to create their own soundscape. Specially created 3D pictures and animations showing the movement of sound are also available for audiences to view. These remain invisible until uncovered using smart-phones and tablets which will be available to use and discover this hidden layer.