Original music, sound design, music supervision, mix and tracklaying by Bent Ear.
Exhibition Design: Ralph Applebaum Associates.
Directed by: Mr Richard Oliver for Centrescreen, Manchester.
A day in the life of St Pauls Cathedral is one film out of four from the new "Oculus" 9-screen, 270°, 18-speaker installation currently exhibited in the crypt of St. Paul's Cathedral, London.
St Paul's Cathedral has a unique sonic signature that we wanted to capture, giving the listener a strong sense of place. To achieve this, we constructed a percussive instrument based on a bell and a cymbal.
The spectral tones were created by bowing the bell and cymbal in the knave of the empty (!) cathedral at 6am. We also recorded the lowest note & some scales from the Grand Organ along with Joe the choirboy who sang a chromatic scale for us.
Our music supervision role was to choose the hymns used as part of the composition.
Winner of the Design Week 2011 Award for Best Exhibition Design.