If you’ve ever been to Canal Rocks, you might remember feeling invigorated by the elements. The wind on your face, spray of the sea and the sounds of powerful crashing waves followed by quieter undertones between the swell.
For creative types, the experience is a huge, wild invitation to extend your imagination.
Filmmaker and Sound Artist, Tom Allum felt the creative pull of the landscape here, and has created an audio experience with collaborator Matt Slocomb. Together, the pair translated the swirling sheltered rock pools and the turmoil of the canal itself for an exhibition Out of the Sea, reworking musical elements with raw field recordings to serve up a meditative and emotional sound narrative.
Tom took 5 to answer 5 about the project.