the engine room website link
Special thanks to Camilo Salazar from The Engine Room for the commission
and Abigail Toland from Outside Broadcast for concept development
Janek Schaefer’s ‘Aerial Aria in the Aviary’, especially commissioned for the ‘engine room’, was an extremely popular piece with visitors to the gallery.
Stepping into a bower of birdsong, people were treated to an aural experience of several layers of sound that made up an intricate and evocative landscape. Operatic arias were transformed into a chorus of trills and warbling, buzzing bees, a church bell and ambling stream nearby.
This enchanting installation, vintage radios hanging from branches, where organic greenery gives off an earthy, hay like aroma, transported us away from central London to a rural idyll tempting nostalgia for those childhood summers in a green and pleasant land.
The work was very unique and visitors commented positively on a regular basis.
comment : " I wish I could wake up to this every day "