Sounds Thamesy

This past Saturday some mates and I took a jaunt to River Sounding at Somerset House. It’s best described as an audio / atmospheric installation. The sound artist Bill Fontana recorded various bits in and around the Thames. These are being played back in underground areas of Somerset House that are normally not accessible to the public.

A lot of the rooms are tiny lil’ coal holds. One area had a few grave stones that according to staff members, nobody knows the origin of. Neat stuff. The lights were all low and the sounds of the river were at times piercing and at other times shaking your innards. I took some photos but also a video to try to give a feel of the installation.

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Lots more photos are over on Flickr