Audio Blackspots (Reading East)

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19 mins

0.7 km

By Richard Bentley

Audio Blackspots unveils the disturbing soundscapes concealed amidst Reading’s network of waterways. Revealing sounds normally submerged, entombed within objects or existing beyond the reach of our senses, each stop on the tour draws attention to an audio blackspot, a site of disquieting sonic collisions. Created by local sound artist Richard Bentley for Reading-on-Thames Festival, this audio tour draws you towards the centre of town, prompting you to stop and explore unfamiliar soundscapes and fish for buried sonic treasures.

7 stops

19 mins

0.7 km

Reading

Kennet

Blackspots

Audio

River

Soundscape

Sound ART

  • 1
    Gas Works Road
    Start your tour here.
  • 2
    Hollow
    Plastic bottles, rubbing metal and the resonance of an empty bottle.
  • 3
    Yield
    Electromagnetic interference, ultra high frequencies and the babble of water.
  • 4
    Locked
    Through the bars, birdsong transcribed.
  • 5
    Chances
    The chances of sound from light.
  • 6
    Drowning
    A site of lost battles.
  • 7
    Buried
    Hidden in bars.

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