An East Wind through Bomb Ballistics and Lab 2 – Orford Ness, 2016
Gruenrekorder – Somewhere on the edge | Various Artists
Jutting out into the North Sea on Britain’s eastern edge, Orford Ness receives the full force of the weather. The strong winds create ethereal harmonics and percussive sounds as they blow through the decaying viewing platforms and laboratories of this former Cold War military testing site.
The calls of coastal birds percolate through the roar of the wind and the deep rumbles generated by the force of its gusts are suggestive of distant exploding ordnance – a sound that once reverberated across this landscape.