From Yorkshire to London: York Sound Artist Showcased in UK Museums

By Dan Wallace | 24th April 2014

York based sound artist David Young has recently been handed a prestigious opportunity to demonstrate his exciting creation at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in August of this year. Pioneer of the ‘Theremin Bollard’, an innovative sound sculpture which allows the user to create a variety of expressive sounds with relative ease, Young has also been invited to attend a similar event at the Natural History Museum in London.

Starting his company in 2010 from a shed in his garden and later based in the Creative Business Office’s of York St. John University, Young has now seen his project reach previously unthinkable heights, with the planned appearances at the National History Museum and Yorkshire Sculpture Park just two examples of the success he has achieved. The Theremin Bollards have already been tipped as a means to teach music in schools in the future, as they do not require prior practice or knowledge of theory making them accessible to all students.

David Young of Theramin Bollards

David Young of Theramin Bollards

As well as schools, Theremin Bollards will soon be gracing various festivals during the summer with a mobile set us designed to provide people with a fully interactive, sonic and visual experience. Certain to be a huge hit amongst festival goers who are passionate about new music methods, this new addition to the business is sure to propel Young’s creation to even greater success.

Young has also put out a search to find artists who would be interested in collaborating with him during his performance at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park event. The band or musician who is chosen will have to include a Theremin Bollard in their performance, so as to demonstrate how the Theremin Bollard can be integrated into different scenarios, accompanied by different kinds of music.

Sleek, beautiful and inspired, the Theremin Bollard has already caused quite a stir around the country, and with the appearances in both London and York, coupled with the interest shown by schools and festivals, 2014 could well be the most successful year yet for David Young.

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