Ode to the hot shop

2014

Audio 1min 38s

The piece is created by using only sounds recorded in the glassblowing studio, which were then assembled to correlate to Beethoven's Ode to Joy (Symphony No. 9). As the glassblowing studio has a very distinct atmosphere which is difficult to describe with words or even visually to a person unfamiliar with the workshop I have used sound to capture the essence and sense of excitement in the workshop to communicate the unique, precious and intangible nature of working in the glassblowing studio, in the hot shop.