About the Project
Inspired by and contributing to the development of Susan Philipsz’s public artwork Station Clock, Twelve Tones is a citywide, participatory art project which has engaged communities across Birmingham and Solihull.
Launched by Susan Philipsz in a workshop with Royal Birmingham Conservatoire students in November 2018, the objective of this project was to record 1,092 voices, each sounding a note from the chromatic musical scale. These voices will be composed into compilations to be played out from speakers in the Station Clock artwork, on the hour, every hour, seven days a week.
As of February 2023, all 1,092 voices have been recorded and will now be developed by the project’s composer/producer, Andy Ingamells.
Celebrating the voices of Birmingham and Solihull