Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thin Air

Woah. A booklet for Paul Rooney's 2009 Expo Leeds lecture, commissioned by Sound and Music. Promo blurb --> "Part academic lecture, part science-fiction story, Thin Air uses the remarkable legacy of ex-student Alan Smithson to excavate real and imagined histories trapped inside Leeds Metropolitan University's H Building as it faces demolition. Throughout the 1970s, Smithson undertook an extensive sonic study of H Building claiming that the recordings of distant voices he had made in its empty rooms were the remnants of the radical, eventful and tragic episodes that had taken place there." Slide close-ups here.


  1. That is an amazing story. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Extraordinary. Now check this out: