One picture per month, 7 December 2011

A year ago I started photographing a choir formed by Musarc, a very special research group based at the Department of Architecture and Spatial Design, London Metropolitan University. Musarc provide an environment for architects to engage with sound not just as an acoustic phenomenon but as a tool for research and a means to engage with places.
What makes the choir special is that it consists of amateurs and professionals from different disciplines – teachers, students, architects, typographers, designers, musicians, artists, researchers – who all share a passion for singing and a curiosity in experiment.
The experimental nature of the group and the diversity of its members inspired me to propose ideas for different approaches to document rehearsals. The listener can be tricked and perceive the choir as one body, as a whole. I think of the choir as the score and it’s members as the notes. I found the singing faces mesmerizing to observe and discovered moments of loud expression and silent concentration.
On 16 December 2011, Musarc Choir will be returning to St Bartholomew the Great with an ambitious programme of improvisation, instrumental and choral performances, a sound installation, and an exhibition of my photographs.
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