Alan Martyn (Wintour's Leap)
13 March 2016 - 20 March 2016
Alan Martyn is one half of Wintour’s Leap, a small collective focused on creating large-scale experiences. Their work aims to make fundamental concepts and principles in the world around us intuitive. In doing so they attempt to augment their audience’s perception of things that might otherwise be unnoticed.
Together they share backgrounds in music composition for film and television, sound design, UX and game design, software development, and electrical engineering. Their first major work, Helmholtz, aims to make sound visible as it travels and resonates within a large internal space. Hundreds of light objects distributed across the room are independently activated by sound as it travels. Helmholtz was premiered at the Roundhouse in London, before a second iteration as part of Sonica 2015 at the Glasgow Science Centre.