cat no. h002 - out now on the headphone label
birmingham frequencies is a record of an event which took place in oct '97, within the sublime circular rhythms of birmingham's modern architectural classic - the rotunda. the second best loved structure in birmingham after king kong.
on this night, two hundred & fifty people went up into the rotunda for the first time, to hear a soundtrack by geir jenssen & bobby bird, made with location recordings taken from around birmingham over the previous week. visual impressions were also commissioned & projected on to the inner curve of the polo-mint shaped room.
the event was a follow-up / return invitation to an event two years previously, when hia / biosphere collaborated in a live concert overlooking tromso, norway as part of the polar music festival, a performance subsequently released as polar sequences.
the music cd contains an additional interactive cd-rom track for mac / pc developed after the event using sounds and images from the night.
further information about the event
a full archive of the event can be found here on the oscillate web site. the archive contains extracts from the installations shown on the night, together with pictures taken at the event and full credits.