The New Metalwork Gallery, The Millennium Galleries ,
Sheffield, UK
July 2005

Organised to mark the unveiling of the Bill Brown Cutlery Collection, ‘Shine’ saw Illustrious compose a three dimensional soundscape using field recordings taken in the metalwork factories of Sheffield as source material.

Working in collaboration, Martyn Ware and Vince Clarke of Illustrious Company spent two days in the factories recording the sounds of machinery hammering, grinding, and buffing, before mixing them with various other sounds and oral narratives of people from the light metal industry, to create a unique composition.

In partnership with The New Metalwork Gallery and The Millenium Galleries.

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