ear trumpets & eccentric toad rock

Spent a glorious afternoon with Ian Beavis at Tunbridge Wells Museum looking at archived objects that might relate literally or laterally to my Opera House Pub project, with a view to displaying them in the pub coincidentally with the soundtack.  Quite alot of printed material exists of Fols de Rols, light opera and variety programmes along with worthier documents of the opening night containing marvellous images of the victorian bearded gentlemen donors.  I've chosen 3 objects: the sheet music of Toad Rock Eccentric Dance by Handel Parnum as an example of locally specific composition and inspiration for the title of my work; and two magnificent Ear Trumpets - beautiful objects that embody my practice of amplifying the everyday..site responsive work via focused listening to the place.

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