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24 April 2010 —
20 June 2010

Wall of Sound

Wall of Sound groups together four artists who in individual ways explore the properties of sound within their artistic practice. The title Wall of Sound derives from a music production technique developed for pop and rock music in the 1960's in order to generate recordings that played well on early analogue systems. Developed by the controversial American record producer Phil Spector, who engineered key albums by The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Ramones, this technique required a large amount of layering in the recordings in order to produce dense, reverberant sound on mono AM frequencies. Here, the title seeks to evoke the artists' attraction to layered, analogue sounds and the acoustics of the gallery spaces.