Find The Gap (Mansion House)
Mansion House reimagined by Morgan Davies.
"The inspiration for constructing this piece came from a moment on the original field recording (which captures a delayed journey on the circle line from Mansion House tube station to Canon Street), where the all-too-familiar sound of a strange, digitally disembodied man warns us: “Mind the gap between the train and the platform edge”. At the moment when he utters the first syllable of the first word, the train makes a sound – possibly air escaping from the brakes – and this coincides with the man’s voice, giving the illusion that he has said “Find the gap”. Using this idea of escape as a starting point, I created an atmospheric backdrop of sounds that sit behind the full length of the original recording (5 minutes and 5 seconds), slowly building towards a journey that takes the passengers, not to Canon Street, but away from the chaos and alienation of the city, and finally back to a more soothing natural environment."
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 www.citiesandmemory.com/thenextstation