a quick retrospective post on ‘untitled piece for 300 speakers, pianola and vacuum cleaner’, the first of two really worth-it installations i’ve been to recently, this one a commission by beaconsfield. there’s lots of good stuff to read on the development blog of the piece (as well a photo to use for this post). personally, even though it was conceived as a sound piece, the sound made no impression on me, but as a visual physical living breathing thing i was captivated. and it literally did breathe, the pianola hidden at the heart of those reclaimed speakers was fed by an ever flexing tube from vacuum cleaner outside.