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Sound actions by category: Social 3

Sound action recordings are of sounds designed to affect people, including situations where many make sounds together towards a common goal. Often they're of voices, but they also include sirens, bells, fireworks and more.

SOUND ART INSTALLATIONS AND PERFORMANCE
Audible Forces 2013 Sounds from three different wind-powered sound art installations at the Audible Forces event in Greenwich Park. 3:40 2013
Finches installation Barbican Finches chatter and set off amplified instruments at Céleste Boursier-Mougenot's Barbican show. 1:45 2010
Organ of Corti sound sculpture A resonant droning sound is heard from within the Organ of Corti sound sculpture outside St Pauls Cathedral. 0:50 2011
Particle Waves Arebyte Gallery Kian Peng Ong's sound installation 'Particle Waves' at Arebyte Gallery, Hackney, east London. 2:30 2014
Rubbing the Unity Stone Wet hands rub the smooth top of the Unity Stone sound sculpture, producing a hollow drone. 1:05 2011
Ships opera Thames Festival Tugs, lightships and other vessels play a musical composition with their horns and whistles. 8:25 2013
Tim Hunkin Novelty Automation The sounds of four arcade-style contraptions in Tim Hunkin's Novelty Automation show. 6:24 2015
Westfield Stratford sound sculpture A sculpture in the Westfield Stratford shopping centre tries to evoke a sense of nature with a soundscape recording. 1:25 2014
DIAMOND JUBILEE 2012
Diamond Jubilee gun salute The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire guns on Horseguards Parade to mark the Diamond Jubilee. 2:58 2012
Diamond Jubilee Thames bells A crowd cheers as the Diamond Jubilee flotilla passes by and bells are heard ringing from the leading barge. 2:00 2012

Particle Waves Arebyte Gallery 2:30

Classification: Social > Sound art sculpture and performance

Recording date: 11 May 2014

Description: 12 clear plastic bowls tilt slowly backwards and forwards in unison thanks to an Arduino controller. This causes piles of tiny lead pellets to shift inside the bowls and make the sounds you can hear in this recording.

Technical guff: Stereo. Internal mics, Roland R-05 recorder.

Recorded by: IM Rawes

Additional notes: Thanks to Nimrod Vardi.