Orchitecture / Aswarm
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A symphony to walk within

Like an exploded diagram of an engine, the Orchestra is dispersed across the many interconnecting rooms of a building, synchronised via radio link and CCTV feed of the conductor, they perform a live site-specific symphony to walk within.

Walking within this live orchestra, each individual audience member navigates a
sonic pathway through the symphony via a series of intimate encounters with musicians.

Exploring Architecture through the Orchestra and the Orchestra through Architecture

- Like Quantum physicists exploring the Uncertainty Principle, how this symphony is perceived is determined by how people choose to navigate in time & space, between 1-2-1 encounters and finding sweet spots between musicians and through the architecture, the score unfolds around you.

It was amazing!

Orchitecture is a site specific sound installation, which transforms the orchestral experience into an act of architectural exploration!

Conceived by Thor McIntyre-Burnie and developed via a long running collaboration with New London Orchestra.

COMING SOON - Orchitecture V4

Planning is currently in progress to create a new version in response to Covid-19, enabling a social distanced audience to experience a symphony and a historic building to welcome audiences in a whole new way.


Previous collaborations

An orchestra of professional NLO players paired with and mentoring Newham Youth Orchestra. Set within the creaking timbers of the largest surviving 18th century tidal mill, the orchestra dispersed over 5 floors, invite audience on a perceptual journey of discovery. In this version we explored the status of the musician further, with each professional musician mentoring a youth player, this dynamic plays out as a subtext.


6 live NLO Musicians and 4 ghosted via CCTV, dispersed through 9 interconnecting rooms, play a series of Mozart pieces in tune with this Masonic Lodge. A continuous cycle over a weekend. The first rendition of the concept in collaboration with Architect Ayssar Arida and NLO director Julian Knight.









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