Work is progressing on the Royal Navy Quartet off-shoot of Sacred Spaces, with a completion/release date set for April 2013!
Marvin Ayres - Sacred Spaces -USK Lighthouse (by syntheticparadise)
A great day recording in a Lighthouse! Interesting sound and views! Thanks to Frank and Danielle for letting us record there.
HMS Victory’s hold was the scene for the most recent recording, an off shoot of the main Sacred Spaces project commissioned by the four Royal Navy museums, a quartet inspired by the Navy’s presence on the sea, under the sea, in the air and on the land. So far these locations have consisted of HMS Victory for on the sea, HMS Alliance for under the sea, a massive aircraft hangar at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton for in the air, and soon to come, the Port cellar in the officer’s mess at the Royal Marine Museum for on the land.
Last night, Marvin recorded in the Octagon Room at the Greenwich Royal Observatory. An amazing, oak paneled room designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Wonderful reverb!
Last night Marvin recorded in the very opulent BBC Bush House. He chose to use the marbled stair wells for the amazing reverb. The recordings were embellished with the occasional bell ring from the old lifts in the lobby behind where Marvin played! Special thanks to Sarah Holmes for her help in setting up this recording session.
Recording in Concorde prototype 002 at the Fleet Air Arm Museum. Marvin breaking the sound barrier in his own way…..
The next Sacred Spaces location will be inside the Concorde prototype that is exhibited at the Fleet Air Arm museum, on the 20th March.
We had an eventful day recording in Winchester Cathedral on the 24th February. We based most of the recording in the north transept, with mixed results. Later on we were allowed access to the crypt, which was fascinating. We will hopefully be returning to record again in the crypt at some point soon!
Martyn Ware and his company illustrious will be involved in the Winchester Cathedral Sacred Spaces Live event.
Martyn Ware and his company illustrious will be involved in the Winchester
Cathedral Sacred Spaces Live event.
Marvin will be recording in the North Transept on 24th February, and hopefully will be exhibiting a 9.1 surround sound installation of the recording in the same part of the cathedral some point next year!
Two more locations are confirmed for March and April - Concorde at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, and The Big Pit coal mine in Wales. More details to follow.