Anna Meredith has composed new music as part of an interactive art installation called Bumps Per Minute, which will be at London's Somerset House this summer.
Meredith's new installation will be hosted in Somerset House's courtyard, and is reinvented, sensory experience based on the classic fairground ride dodgems.
According to the description, each "bump, scratch and jolt is tracked by bespoke wireless technology, designed in collaboration with BAFTA-winning interaction sound artist and fellow Studios resident Nick Ryan", which create a unique audio-visual piece that triggers a three-minute "sonic display across the courtyard" once each hour, which features new music from Meredith.
Meredith confirmed that her new compositions will be played approximately every hour and revealed that there's 18 pieces of new music in total.
My new installation piece Bumps Per Minute (pauses for eyerolls) designed W/ @sh_studios_ pal @musicandsound will run hourlyish & features 18 new pieces of my music, triggered when you, yes you, bump your bumpers! https://t.co/spqUTS2nHH OOOFFF— Anna Meredith (@AnnaHMeredith) May 5, 2021
The Bumps Per Minute compositions are Meredith's first new material since her 2019 album Fibs.