Once home to the BBC’s central music library and Radio 1 broadcasts, Yalding House is steeped in musical heritage. Composed of genuine vintage vinyl records, arranged at varying angles to form a soundwave, the piece In the Walls celebrates the building’s innate connection to music. The soundwave itself is of Radio 1 Breakfast Show DJ Nick Grimshaw’s farewell message - ‘Bye Yalding House’ – posted on Twitter just before the radio team left the building for the last time in December 2012. After more than a decade of live broadcasts from the basement, it’s as if the sound continues to emanate from the walls; a musical accompaniment for visitors as they pass through the corridor.
Radio 1 interviews will go down in history – conversations with some of our best-loved artists and musicians by some of the UK’s nest DJs. This custom art print Sleeve Talk canonises a famed Radiohead interview from 1997, which took place in this very building with DJ Jo Whiley. The stack of record sleeves invites visitors to move in closer, to discover the interview in full.
The phrase Where's Your Head At , made famous in 2001 by British electronic band Basement Jaxx is crafted from the wire of a set of DJ headphones creating a sculp- tural typography piece which celebrates the musical heritage of the site.
We used hand painted typography fashioned as a bicycle and adapted real bike wheels to have illuminated tyres to create the Bike Workshop.