Mechanical tinnitus in Nottingham
Reimagined by Grey Frequency.
For the reimagined soundscape it seemed natural to create something that sounded very industrial. The whirring, clanging and clattering of machinery was already in place, but I wanted to make everything sound more heavy and laboured. Difficult. Painful. Mechanical tinnitus. Something that hinted at the destruction caused by the fire before. I wanted to create a feeling that while this spectacular construction was being rebuilt, the site was still haunted by memories of cracked charcoal, broken glass and blackened metal.
To create the soundscape I dubbed small sections of the digital field recording onto homemade cassette loops. Each section was then played through a series of guitar pedals and fed into a portastudio. More layers of sound were committed to tape and played from a series of personal cassette players. Everything was finally recorded through a small mixer into my laptop. From digital to analogue, then back to digital again.