The Sky's Not Right

The Sky's Not Right

(Podcast, 2016)

A binaural soundtrack to the train journey from Canterbury West to Margate, which took you from the International Festival of Projections, to Joachim Koester's The Other Side Of The Sky at Turner Contemporary. The piece was comissioned by the International Festival of Projections and co-funded by KCC.

 

In 1842 JMW Turner claimed he had been tied to the mast of a steamship during a nocturnal snowstorm, to observe the phenomenon at close quarters, and artist Joachim Koester uses this story as a starting point for his current exhibition at Turner Contemporary. In 2012 eerie trumpet sounds coming from the sky began to emerge on YouTube clips, triggering nightmares and fears of the apocalypse. The Sky's Not Right wove the two together, underscoring meteorological mysteries with noisy misadventure.