Unique art and sound installation in London SE15

16 Jul 2007 – 18 Jul 2007

The Sassoon Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses- 12, 36, 37, 63, 78, 171, 197, 312, 343, 345, 363, 383, P12, P13 - Rye Lane, Peckham
  • Peckham Rye railway station - 5 minutes from London Bridge and Victoria stations.

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On three sultry nights in July, the sepulchral vault of Peckham's underground venue The Sassoon Gallery will reverberate to the eerily melancholic strains of the infamous Gas Organ.

The Brain-child of founding collaborators Lou Smith and Rufus Burdett, the Gas Organ is a fabulous musical instrument, able to play itself, or be controlled or played remotely.

Constructed from freely available plumbing, electrical and laboratory components, the Gas Organ is a fusion of Art, Science and Engineering, beautiful in its clinical appearance and mesmerising in its auditory effect. Witnesses of the event have their credulity challenged as they view the ephemeral chaotic turbulence of a flame producing such incredible range and depth of sound; how can a science lab experiment evoke such an emotional response as this? I am watching this, but I don't believe it.

Over the three evenings, the Gas Organ will Perform a number of recitals" which will be location and time specific, unique and un-repeatable. Musicians, Piano Tuners, Painters and Poets, as well as Audience members will be invited to interact with the Organ, Improvising with or creating

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