A Mechanical Composition Installation by Ed Carter

Sage Gateshead Concourse

As the first phase of a new site-specific composition, Ed Carter will be installing a barograph to monitor and record the atmospheric pressure at Sage Gateshead.

This short video illuminates the project

What’s a barograph?

A barograph is an aneroid barometer which measures atmospheric pressure and records this data over time.

Great. What happens to the data?

Over the course of four weeks, visitors will see the installation gradually create a series of graphs, charting changes in atmospheric pressure within the venue during the seasonal transition from Winter to Spring.

The charts will then be used as graphic scores for a brand new piece of music, to be performed live in June, as part of Festival of the North East. Visit Ed Carter’s website to learn more about his work.

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