The Great Hospital
as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2006
As part of the 13th-century Great Hospital, the Eagle Ward is one of Norwich's most atmospheric buildings, a place of historical of architectural interest but also invaluably a history of the people who have lived, worked and moved through the space in the passing years.
This installation uses sounds and voices to re-discover something of this past. By using music that would have been heard when the Eagle Ward was still in use , as well as voices of people that have lived in the area all their lives and some who have even worked in the Ward in the past, it attempts to present a symphony of memories. Glenn Miller meets bird song, Syd Lawrence duets with Bach.