Architectural tuning

Architectural tuning: Reading University campus 2002: The rooms of a rundown terrapin were strung with a full complement of piano strings from a grand piano ranging from thick copper wrapped bass wires to fine top note wires. Using piano makers’ pegs and tuning hammers, the strings were tuned to the architecture and the structural limit of the walls.

The strings would vibrate and hit each other as the floor boards were walked, run or jumped on setting off notes and harmonics. People would literally ‘play’ the architecture.