From 20 May 2014, a full-size reconstruction of the gigantic ‘Denman horn’ will be the centerpiece of an innovative new art installation by Aleksander Kolkowski in our Virgin Media Studio, exploring and celebrating the artifact and its history through newly created sounds, music and the spoken word.
Alongside the installation will be a wide-ranging programme of events and audio demonstrations, featuring live broadcasts, sound art and archive radio footage from contributors including the BBC History, Resonance 104.4FM, BBC Radio 3, Archive of the Now, London College of Communication, Royal College of Music, and Royal College of Art.
Aleksander Kolkowski was the Science Museum’s Sound Artist in Residence in 2012. He is a composer and researcher who uses historical sound recording and reproduction apparatus and obsolete media to make new music. His work invites us to listen to the present through the audio technologies of the past, through performances, installations, recordings and live historical re-enactments.