Fabulous Sound Machines
05 August 2017 - 24 August 2017
Start times: 10am-4pm
Tickets: £3 Children| £5 Adults | £14 Family (2 adults, 2 children) | £7 workshop
Colour & Music
“This is the one arts exhibition where we want you to make a noise!!”
During August 2017 Stroud Subscription Rooms becomes the gateway to a new world of colour and music….
Eye Music Trust (which runs the famous Colourscape Festival each year in Stroud) is creating an interactive experience of colour, music and space for you to explore.
A huge space formed from mysterious fabric sails stretching from floor to ceiling creates a labyrinth which fills with colour and music as you move through the space, playing the sound machines you find there. As you explore you discover strange sound makers, both digital and analogue; giant instruments with bellows and pipes; the gentle sounds of slate; the intimate sound-world of the ear-gongs; and a gigantic Organ of levers, bladders, and bottles.
You can play all of these Fabulous Sound Machines, exploring new sounds either on your own or by creating ensembles with your friends.
At the centre of the experience you can meet one of the artists, sound artist David Stevens, who has created an interactive sound and colour installation using movement sensors and touch-sensitive sound-paintings, and learn how to control and mix sounds and colours with your own movement.
Come and experience something completely unique - this is one exhibition where we want you to make a noise!!
Workshops with composer David Stevens
Each day there will be workshop events where you will learn how to play the sensory space, with different sound worlds, both conventional and experimental. We will explore sampling voice sounds to make new instruments, and learn how the primary colours of light mix to make all the colours of the rainbow.
These fantastic workshops are an intimate 45 minute session with the composer/artist David Stevens with a limit of 6 children per class to give your child the best experience. This £7 ticket includes admission per child. An accompanying adult may sit in free of charge if they have paid admission for entering the installation.