About IOU Sound Wave Collider with composition by Jason Singh

We are working with IOU on Sound Wave Collider, a new outdoor sculptural sound installation that captures the hidden sounds of plants, organisms and structures of the surrounding landscape, creating a resonating sound world, unique to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

The five gleaming steel structures create a vibrating three-dimensional environment for audiences to explore and move among, as they listen to the collision of interconnecting sounds. Touch, listen, feel, and contemplate the surroundings in this unique and moving experience.

IOU’s Sound Wave Collider is a multi-sensory, immersive, site-specific sound installation devised by IOU’s Artistic Director, David Wheeler, with a unique commissioned soundscape by sound artist Jason Singh for YSP. Using an array of specialist recording equipment, Jason spent five days collecting sounds from across the park; from trees, shrubs, fungi, and deep in the lake, to the sound resonance of its buildings and famous sculptures to create an evocative sound piece.

Find the Sound Wave Collider on the tennis court near to Camellia House, a short walk from YSP Learning.

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About the artists

IOU is a leading producer of experimental, interdisciplinary site-specific art, engineering and technology. IOU has commissioned Jason Singh to apply his ongoing work of presenting new ways of listening to the natural environment, architecture and the living organisms that inhabit our earth to the Sound Wave Collider installation. His work also explores class, racial equality, migration, ecological apartheid and identity. Singh’s commissions include Sir David Attenborough, BBC, V&A Museum, Kew Gardens, to name a few. 

As part of the project IOU and YSP will present a one off Family Rave within the Sound Wave Collider featuring Jason Singh playing an array of world music with a guest appearance from YSP Visiting Poet Keisha Thompson. Singh will also lead Sound Walks, where you will be invited to slow down and tune in to the sounds of the natural environment, and will work with community groups at YSP over the summer, collecting field recordings and working with them to transform these sounds into soundscapes.