OVERSOUND is a unique sound track to the East London Line between Dalston Junction and New Cross that allows commuters to experience their Journey like never before.
On a train, although you may pass through a number of geographical locations, you are detached both physically and mentally from these places. I wanted to connect commuters with these locations and chose to achieve this via the creation of an innovative soundtrack that uses audio samples from key areas along the train route to create bespoke musical compositions.
The sound track was created by re-tracing the route of the train on foot, exploring the areas it passes through and recording my findings in a series of photographs, videos and audio recordings intended to capture the atmosphere of each area.
This material was then supplied to a group of 10 musicians, commissioned to each create a track for a portion of the journey using the visual material as a source of inspiration and the samples as the basis of their composition.
The resulting tracks create a playlist precisely the same length as the train journey, each track spanning the distance between two stations and using samples from that specific area.
for more information on this project please visit oversound.co.uk or look for this projects page on my portfolio site - ross-tb-aitken.com