Sounding Spaces: sonic explorations and interventions a 5 day workshop by John Grzinich held during Tsonami 2013, in Valparaiso Chile. with Eamon Sprod, Andres Rivera F, Guely Morat, Michel Poblete Montoya and Sebastian Vega
My new sounds:
Resting, that is what these old books appear to be doing. And they deserve it. The volumes date from the 17th and 18th centuries and have been on these shelves for several hundreds of years. They are part of York Cathedral Library and occupy a packed room (Pic 5) just adjacent to a larger reading room. When I visited the place, last week, I found myself whispering and walking slowly, so as not to wake them. These images transmit, I hope, some of the magic that hangs in the air: the red and green shine of leather bindings mixed with the distinct musky smell of old books.
Pics (my own): York Minster Library, established precisely 600 years ago this year. More about the library here.
Ahhh, one of my favourite places in York!