Arran Poole Audio UK 2013


Arran Poole (b.1985) is a UK-based composer and sound artist, whose work explores improvisation, drone, and noise. His composition, Otautahi, is a sound installation inspired by a string of several thousand earthquakes that Arran witnessed in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. The piece attempts to depict the trauma, the panic, and the existential fear that Arran considers to be embodied not simply in the physical experience of an earthquake, but in the sonic profile as well. Presented as a transient event, which – like its earthquake inspiration - springs into action at an unspecified time without the advance knowledge of its audience, the piece aims to present a cacophonous burst of energy that momentarily floods a space with sound.