Hayley Newman - Exploding LEGO
  Year :   1998
  Location :   England
  Worktype :   Fictional Public Performance Intervention
  Materials:   Oxford Street, London
  Info :   Part of Connotations Performance Images 1994-1998

  Work Details  
  I was asked to produce a musical event for the launch of the new radio station Xfm. I chose to work with the group London Electric Guitar Orchestra (LEGO) in organising a simultaneous busking event. During the event members of LEGO were asked to busk an identical song in unison with one another along the length of Oxford Street in London. Using radio transceivers and receivers to maintain contact with each other LEGO were placed at 30 metre intervals along the north side of Oxford Street, where they played an hour long concert. Pedestrians experienced the concert as individual parts, walking in and out of the various sound fields as each busker they passed played a continuation of the segment that they had previously heard. The sound of the whole concert was assimilated and broadcast live on Xfm. LEGO guitarists: John Bisset, Steve Mallaghan, Rick Nogalski, Ivor Kalim, Nigel Teers, Viv Doogan, Jorg Graumann, Richard Sanderson. Photo: Iris Garelffs