David Byrne Dubs London's Tempo

During his 3-day residency in a riverboat perched atop Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, David Byrne created a song from field recordings that he made of sounds around the city. His song, Get It Away, is the tempo of London, which Byrne said is 122.86 beats per minute. Very precise.


The temporary residence's installation is itself called A Room For London and celebrates London's Olympic year. Its design inspired by the riverboat in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, the unique space gives its residents a new perspective on one of London's cultural centers.  BP

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