Chambers Sounding a house
Our homes are places of private dwelling, designed and modified to best fit our lifestyles and tastes, with decoration and adornment all deeply personal and unique. The house comprises multiple connected living spaces, each with its own blueprint and musical qualities. It can be viewed as a complex instrument that resounds with the noises of everyday life, its location, the weather it shelters us from and as a collection of resonating chambers, each tuned according to its size, shape and material.

These qualities are explored in the first piece of this series 173 Middle Street, a recorded musical work that is a portrait of a home. The music is composed using the resonant frequencies of rooms and performed throughout the house by a small classical ensemble of flute, cor anglais and cello.