The Science Museum in London have unveiled the centrepiece of a new installation by Aleksander Kolkowski, their Sound Artist in Residence in 2012.
The item in question is the full-size reconstruction of the giant 27ft long ‘Denman horn‘, designed in 1929 by the Museum’s then Curator of Communications, Roderick Denman, to produce the widest possible frequency range.
A popular highlight of the Museum’s daily tours in the 1930s, the horn has been rebuilt by the Museum’s Workshops team.
Kolkowski said of the horn: “This audio leviathan, seemingly primed and ready to blast through the museum walls, instead offers up a uniquely immersive aural experience, one in which sounds and voices from the past and present converge.”
The Exponential Horn: In Search of Perfect Sound runs at the Science Museum from May 20 – July 27. You can find more details here.