So much of Lens’ culture seems to be connected with their mining industry of old: sports, the Harmonie bands,  even some of the nature reserves; and, of course, the giant “Terrill” slag heap pyramids that serve as a reminder, breaking up the otherwise flat horizon.  For this reason I have been working with a collection of mining sounds from the archive of the excellent Lewarde mining museum.  The challenge here has been to find sounds that I think are appropiate to the task in hand, as many of the sounds are so intense and actually not the listening experience that I want for this installation – such a noise, and so completely different from the otherwise tranquil sounds of the region above the ground.

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