8 May 1941
18 March 2015
Photo credit: Nottingham Trent University Collection Acc 253/1/42f
Invited to perform a research talk under the Platform series within the College of Art, Design and the Built Environment at NTU, I responded with a short (10-minute) soundwalk, taking a route through the Arkwright and Newton buildings, beginning and ending in Ark110, a room rebuilt after its complete destruction during the 8 May bombing raid on Nottingham in 1941. The sound interwove recent site-recordings and sounds associated with the site’s academic history, before unleashing a loud and cacophonous explosion at its conclusion.