conical forms [three listening devices] will be a permanent installation of nine pre-cast concrete forms combined to form three interrelating sculptures that invite users to listen to ambient sound within the John Crank Gardens.


Phil Coy, modular construct of [three listening devices] 2020

conical forms [three listening devices] references pre-radar aircraft listening devices, and a horn based on the famous locally produced HMV ‘Morning Glory Gramophone. The pre-cast concrete elements include aggregate recycled from the former John Crank Building, demolished whilst Phil Coy has been in residence at Brunel.

The structure of each listening device mirrors its environment and the architectural heritage of Brunel University Campus. The three structures create a social space for musical enjoyment and performance whilst also enhancing sight and sound lines across the garden.