esther ainsworth | e_s_t

 

 

 

| balfron listening |

 

 

| sound to be added here shortly |

 

 

 

balfron listening is the re-imagining of the urban environment through the ears of balfron tower.  a study of a soundworld recorded from the structure of the building itself, capturing the rhythms and pulsations underpinning a unique sense of place and identity. 

this project started out as an audio diary, collecting recordings at various times and from different locations within balfron tower over a twelve-month period. 

the installation brought the visitor to an empty apartment within the building to listen to the world through the ears of a majestic giant.  inviting the sounds of the outside world to permeate the concrete walls and reconfigure inside the building, creating an installation which is defined by the acoustics of the interior space of a designed habitat.

in 2013, esther commenced a live/work residency in balfron tower with the intention of deepening her explorations and research, responding to the environment of the tower, whilst expanding her practice in it’s wider community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

as part of balfron season and open house weekend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

| projects and works to date....

 

| warrington voices |

| balfron listening |

| air traffic |

| bridge links |

| bridge soundings |

| parallel relay |

| short films - france 2011 |

| forest fire |

| respire in e, d and f |

| radio-active |

| evening call |

| in bloom |

| drive-in sound |

| downstairs |

| crack project |

| spring clean 08 |

| textures.fm |

| text opera |

| textual intercourse |

| chatroom drama |

| unsound night |

| relax |

| tiles |

| behind closed doors |

| tubular bells remix |

| tap |

©2003 esther ainsworth