The audio speakers within Fellowship Square’s stunning new fountain will be demonstrated in all their glory via a mesmerising meditative audio commission featuring a new composition to celebrate the new square in quadraphonic surround sound.
Sound Garden is a 15 minute spatial audio installation from legendary electronic artist Max Cooper and young producers from Waltham Forest Music Hub, exploring mindfulness, William Morris patterns, and the surround sound from Fellowship Squares hidden speakers.
In Max's words:
"There are many exciting aspects to this project. Working with local musicians, making a musical experience which engages with Walthamstow's history and sound environment, working with a large surround sound array, and creating a permanent sound installation in an important location for all to enjoy."
Few have been so successful in interrogating and furthering the intersection between electronic music, visual art, technology and science in the past decade as Max Cooper. Collaborating with multi-disciplinary artists, and institutions like the Barbican, Zaha Hadid Architects and Dolby Atmos, Cooper has developed a mixed-media approach to the creation of immersive light installations, psychoacoustics, surround visuals, and electronic music.
Waltham Forest Music Education Hub (WFMEH)
WFMEH was formed in 2018 and is led by Waltham Forest Music Service (WFMS). The organisation believes that every child in Waltham Forest should have access to a high quality music education. WFMEH are committed to making sure children and young people have a music education that’s inspiring, enjoyable and fun and are provided with challenge and opportunities to progress.