In September 2002 Sonic Arts Network was asked to produce an installation for the CISAC World Congress 2002 – the annual conference for the international confederation of authors and composers. The conference was co-ordinated by the PRS in the UK and attracts over 1000 delegates, senior executives responsible for managing audio-visual rights.

We were very pleased to work with Greyworld, sound artists whose work has been exhibited around the world on the project. Lifts (6) was placed in the lifts of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre and offered the user of these six lifts something different. Each lift had silver panels added to the walls, each panel containing a wide variety of switches, pulleys, rotating dials, knobs and buttons begging the traveller to press pull twist and turn these buttons. Each interaction was rewarded with a lift-filling soundscape which quickly became the talking point of the Conference. Thanks to Greyworld and to the PRS Foundation for their support in developing a project which we hope to develop further.
Take a ride in Lifts (6)




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