Tuning in - Listening Back in Time


Chris Watson & Tim Shaw

DECODED 1914-1918

Listening stations based on the North East coast during the First World War were designed to pick up long distance sounds and communications, helping forecast the immediate future.

Tuning In – Listening Back in Time is a reconstruction of time distant voices and personal accounts of events on Tyneside during the First World War in response to the Fulwell Acoustic Mirror. The work was be presented using period audio technology in the science and technology basement store in the Discovery Musueum in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2015.

Alt text Zeppline Visits Blyth [Image: Tyne and Wear Archives and Musuems]

Comissioned by Tyne and Wear Archives and Musuems & Newcastle Institute for Creative Arts Practice.