City of Things
October and November 2017, Midsummer Arcade, centre:mk
Composer and sound artist Caroline Devine has been commissioned by City Club to create a large-scale and ambitious new work which will celebrate the sounds of the unique city of Milton Keynes, its heritage and the way in which sound relates to people, memory, time and place.
Caroline describes the development of the work as 'starting a sonic investigation of Milton Keynes that will include sounds, signals and voices from the city. I'll be listening, researching archives, making field recordings and interviews and presenting this work both in the form of a multi-channel sound installation and online'.
Caroline's site-specific sound installations provide playful and unexpected encounters with sound outside the conventional gallery setting. She has twice been nominated for a BASCA British Composer Award for work based in Milton Keynes including On Air, 2014 a large scale outdoor installation for The Open University campus in Walton Hall; and in 2013 for 5 Minute Oscillations of the Sun, an outdoor multi-channel sound installation in the Dome, Theatre District.
The project has been led for City Club by Bletchley Park working in partnership with Milton Keynes arts and heritage organisations, the Open University and MK Gallery.
An interview between Caroline Devine and Iain Standen, CEO of Bletchley Park was published in the first edition of the City Club newspaper.