Hercules Hall, Portmeirion
Minffordd, Gwynedd. LL486ER
A 3D audio soundscape has been installed at Portmeirion's
historic Jacobean town hall, bringing the voice of the village
founder, Sir Clough William Ellis, to life.
The soundscape includes
digitally re-mastered recordings of the famous architect discussing
the inspiration behind his creation, accompanied by
music to enhance the experience.
The installation was created
by Martyn Ware, former member of pop groupsThe Human
Explaining his motivation
behind the project, he said: "People don't realise that a lot of
experiences are the result of sound. Think of a magnificent church.
It may be visually stunning but the reason it looks so great is
because of sound. It completes the sensorial experience, making a
place more emotionally
Robin Llywelyn, Portmeirion's
Managing Director and grandson of Sir Clough, said: "Our latest
soundscape not only preserves my grandfather's ideas and
architectural philosophy but it augments the reality of being in an
extraordinary space. You're no longer just looking at a historic
ceiling in a picturesque hall. You're completely immersed in the
experience of it."
Portmeirion was designed and
built by Sir Clough William Ellis after he acquired the site in
1925, and celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.
To visit Portmeirion Village
and experience the soundscape, tickets can be
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