Sound Horn

Like alien flowers, Dumfries and Galloway-based Katie J. Anderson’s Sound Horn is a cluster of six upturned, person-sized gramophone speakers cast in metal and placed around the gardens at Pollok House. Each of the six emits one part of a field-recorded composition that Anderson made during a Cryptic residency at Cove Park earlier in 2019: choral notes, spoken word parts, a bassline hum. The audience can listen to each element in isolation before the elements combine into one deeply resonant whole sounding from all six speakers at once. At first incongruous, these outsized sculptural objects soon direct the audience’s attention less to themselves and more to both the visual and the auditory properties of the landscape they have appeared in.