Hazar Emre Tez, will be creating a sound tunnel between Finsbury Gate and Furtherfield Gallery as an experiment in sonic way-finding.
Park visitors trying to find their way to the gallery in Summer 2015 will be able to just follow the sound of birds tweeting, or babies crying (or other sounds gathered in collaboration with local residents).
The sound tunnel is created from a set of sounds in the speaker boxes installed in the park to navigate people from one point to another, to help them engaged their environment in a new way by providing a unique experience in Finsbury Park.
Noise pollution is a general problem all around the world. Universal deafness, which happens when human beings do not listen carefully and lose the ability to be aware of their sonic environments is spreading day by day. This is particularly a big issue in metropolitan cities, such as London.
Listening to our environment helps us to understand it better because soundscape of a place give a great amount of information. In this aspect, parks are interesting places to look into, because they both carry city noise and natural sounds coming from the ecology of the park. Hazar says "I am making “Sonic Tunnel” to make people listen and be more aware."
Furtherfield in partnership with MAT PhD programme, Queen Mary University.