Mark Ware will produce a multi-channel soundscape installation that will be sited within the Cathedral’s Chapter House for five consecutive days during April 2013. The sound installation will feature only sounds that have been in existence for 900 years (for example, the sounds of the sea), with the exception of one man-made sound: The sound of one of the Cathedral’s bells. The work will last ninety minutes and will be repeated throughout the day. The aim will be to create a piece of work that encourages contemplation and relaxation.
The sound installation is an ongoing project that the artist is developing in conjunction with a neuroscientist as part of a science/art project that will study the effects of natural and unnatural sounds on the brain. It is hoped that this work will be of benefit in a broader sense, particularly to certain groups of disabled people, such as those with severe autism and cerebral palsy. This sound project was generously supported in its early stages by Kaleido Arts and its current development is generously supported, like all other parts of Cathedra 900, by Arts Council England.