Nicola Rae and coLaborators : Night Frequency Projections
Night Frequencies 1, Deptford Creek, 20-08-10

In Night Frequencies 1: Deptford Creek 20-08-10, sonic frequencies were filmed responding live to situated sounds on a midsummer Friday night in Deptford, SE London. The sounds of trains, police sirens, airplanes and wind in the reeds are visualized as sonic frequencies passing across various architectural structures. The camera and projector were sited within the yard at APT Studios, beside Deptford Creek. Deptford is a place where artists, designers, experimental musicians, and film makers choose to work, within the lively cultural community living there. The sonic frequencies were projected onto the nearby metal structure of an X, part of APT's 19th century industrial structure. The shadow of the X falls onto the London Docklands Light railway and a new eleven storey hotel being built on the other side of the creek in Greenwich - this is one of many developments in London being built to cater for the 2012 Olympics. The creek forms the border between these two communities, although the soundscape is common to both.


Night Frequencies 2, APT Studios Yard, 18-09-10

In Night Frequencies 2: APT Yard 18-09-10, live frequency projections were filmed responding to the sonic environment in another area of the yard at APT studios during a Saturday night in Deptford, SE London. The industrial structures and objects that are projected onto become more revealed as the sound emission analyser, Overtone Analyzer, responds to the higher frequency sounds of passing trains. The objects that are lit up include a Brown Betty teapot lodged into a hole within the framework, and ladders that extend down into Deptford Creek for continual repairs and to upper warehouse structures.