BT Artbox Project

Illustrious were asked to participate as sound artists in the BT Artbox project of 2012. The project saw over 40 British and international artists creating replicas of the original K6 telephone kiosk. The boxes were distributed throughout London in areas including Royal Parks, Soho, Camden, the London Aquarium, and outside Big Ben throughout June and […]

The Sea Inside Us All

A project commissioned by the National Trust and the National Trust for Scotland ran a three-month sound mapping project that encouraged members of the public to go out and record their favourite sounds from around the British coastline. ‘Sounds of our Shores’ received over 600 recordings that covered everything from waves and wildlife to amusements and industry, and helped […]

Auroral Synapse

A collaborative work between Anna Hill, Iarla O’Lionaird, Jason Bruges and Martyn Ware of Illustrious, Auroral Synapse was a filmic soundscape installation that used magnetic frequencies from the Aurora Borealis and the human voice to interact with the senses. Using recordings made by Hill on a recent visit to Finland, the soundscape was an amalgamation of O’Lionard’s voice, […]

Everything Old Is New Again

Illustrious created a 3D soundscape merging the thoughts and feelings of old and young people, creating a delicate and thought-provoking juxtaposition. As part of Illustrious’s annual participation in Bath’s Forest Of Imagination Festival in June 2019, Illustrious created a soundscape merging the thoughts, ambitions, reminiscences, and dreams of generations young and old. The 3D soundscape […]

Soundlife Ludwigsburg

As part of Raum Welten Festival, Illustrious created an immersive experience based on the unique sonic fingerprint of the city of Ludwigsburg, and how it differs from other urban environments. Martyn Ware used unique sounds from the city and recorded a sonic DNA to audibly transport visitors to anywhere in the City. The soundscape offered […]

Sound Cube

Commissioned by the New Sound New York festival, Martyn Ware and Vince Clarke created a three-dimensional soundscape that played in Charles Morrow’s immersive audio installation Sound Cube. Illustrious’ composition was one of twelve to be played in the Sound Cube, alongside such other artists and composers as Olivia Block, Shelley Hirsch, Miya Masaoka, Steve McCaffrey, Charles […]

The Creators Project

Working alongside artist, musician and composer Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Illustrious provided spatialised 3D sound for an original composition written by Zinner which featured as part of ‘The Creators Project’ World Tour. Titled A.D.A.B.A., the installation consisted of a set of tall, black pleated fabric walls on which LED boards printed with Zinner’s […]

Words Under the Bridge

Words Under The Bridge was first installed in 2014 as a temporary installation during Festival Number 6. It was installed under the Bridge House and featured dialogue and music from The Prisoner TV series. The Prisoner Soundscape evolved into a permanent installation Words Under the Bridge featuring Sir Clough Williams-Ellis talking about his vision and how […]