David Byrne's London Field Recordings at 122.86 BPM

03.30.12 Marina Galperina

tunnelDavid Byrne made more art. Hurray! He stayed at A Room for London for three days and wandered about the London Town with field recording equipment. This is a train at Southwark, a strawberry seller at the Borough Market, a jackhammer near Waterloo, an organ at the Southwark Cathedral, Thames waves, street Evangelists and his footsteps. It all “seemed to converge around a common rhythm.” It’s 122.86 beats per minute. I believe you, David Byrne. I believe you forever.