Our latest Curiosity of the Week is a hidden musical installation in London. The Lullaby Factory was created by Studio Weave to transform a small space between two buildings at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The Lullaby Factory is a network of pipes and fantastical musical instruments, wedged between the hospital’s old and new buildings, reaching ten storeys high.
This unusual and rather magical installation not only makes a great use of an awkward space, but also creates music to help patients sleep. Sound artist Jessica Curry composed the ‘lullaby’, especially for the project.
The lullaby can be heard by patients through the hospital’s entertainment system, through the installation’s ‘Hummermering Transmitters’ (listening pipes), or online.
Patients and visitors can see the Lullaby Factory from the hospital’s Lagoon Restaurant and from the windows of the Morgan Stanley Clinical Building.
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