The Megaphone Project

Sonica 2017

For The Megaphone Project, Australian-based Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey filled Glasgow Science Centre and the bandstand of Kelvingrove Park with bright red megaphones of different shapes and sizes. Investigating how people listen and communicate in public spaces, The Megaphone Project allows visitors to play with the instruments, shout and listen through them, lift and reposition them, or simply to listen to the sounds, generated by a wireless audio network – from jaunty musical pieces and the buzz of bees, to a thrilling chorus when disembodied voices speak as one through all the megaphones in unison.

Supported by: the Australian Council for the Arts and Glasgow UNESCO City of Music