Listen In features twenty portable radios broadcasting the sound of Heart FM – London´s most popular station (RAJAR September 2010) – being listened to at the same moment in time but in twenty different locations across the city.
Each broadcast occupies a 1Mhz range running across the FM spectrum from 88Mhz to 108Mhz. Locations and listeners range from a man listening via his mobile phone on the number 25 bus to a mother and daughter in a living room in Camden; from a carpenter in a workshop in Peckham to a crowded cafe in Elephant and Castle.
Listen above to a composite simulation of the radios playing as if you were moving between them. The piece is intended for in-situ listening so the recording only gives an impression of the effect created.