Watch Vocal Factory
A live improvised vocal piece
performed in the Pavilion, Avenham Park 08.07.10
Watch an extract from the film of our performance at
In a 15 minute video the performers create the sounds of a steam driven cotton mill, cued by 30 second intervals of recorded sound.
Chas Ambler, Ian Chamberlain, Chris Coates , Diana Martin , Paul Martyn, Cliodhna Mulhern, Bryony Rogers , Catriona Stamp, Soloist; Nicki Snell.
The Sound Sequence
- The bell
- The engine starting up
- The belts turning the shafts
- The weaving shed
- The looms in the weaving shed
- The Sherat Weaver by Samuel Laycock
- The engine stopping
a sound piece, 2010.
A remapping of Preston, making a present-time connection between two aspects of the Preston’s physical development in the past. The ambient sound in Avenham and Miller Park gradually changes into or is overlaid by sound altered to produce the impression of a steam driven cotton mill.
Performing the Mill
a sound piece, 2010
in Halton Mill, Halton
A recorded sound piece, site-based.