Grand dreams of Paddington

Aug 01, 2016, 02:20 PM

Paddington reimagined by Tom Thompson.

""""Submission for the project ""The Next Station"". Tom Thompson (Primitive Acoustics) My piece is imagining and magnifing the sounds created by the physical structure itself as well as mechanical tones of trains produced over time and then retained in the form of echoes and sound memories interwoven with the more contemporary sounds of the original recording. I included sounds of the recording but thought of them as ambient tones blending into the acoustic assemblage of Paddington at the very time of their creation, remaining forever a part of the spacetime continuum. The sounds recorded were all created on my homemade experimental instruments. A four string electro-acoustic four string Underwood typewriter and an electric Mbira. My instruments may be seen at: Short sound samples: Video: Music:"

Part of our project The Next Station, reimagining the sounds of the London Underground and creating the first ever tube sound map. August 2016 - for more information see