At 6.30pm on Wednesday 9th February John Meirion Rea presents ‘Atgyfodi’ (vb. revive; vb. resurrect) – a series of sound works based on a site-specific installation shown in St Fagans National Museum of History, in Cardiff.
The museum has saved Wales’ architectural heritage by moving, and reconstructing buildings of significance in the grounds of St Fagans Castle. I have re-imagined my original sound interventions specifically for radio, by combining the sound archives of the museum, with impulse response recordings of the interior acoustics, and field recordings from the original locations. The idea is to convey a sense of how the buildings may once have sounded, and placing them in a historical, and human context.