Earth and Steel

Barry Truax

Earth and Steel has been performed in Birmingham, Chatham, Daegu, Denton, Hong Kong, Lisbon and South River…

Earth and Steel takes the listener back to a time a century ago when large steel ships were built in enclosed slips, and rich metallic resonances rang out. These larger than life sounds reflected the sheer volume of the ships themselves that dwarfed those who were building them. However, just as the piece progresses and ends, these soundscapes now have become increasingly distant memories, only to be re-imagined in museums.



  • November 9, 2013, The New Symposium of Acoustic Ecology, 3 Slip — The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Chatham (England, UK)


Earth and Steel (2013), 11:00
8-channel fixed medium