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Imogen Heap on the Listening Chair project

Duration: 03:01

Grammy Award winning singer Imogen Heap is on the verge of finishing her new album, the follow up to 2009’s Ellipse.
Last year Heap announced she would record a song every 3 months and invited fans to help her, through a series of unique projects. Each song is written during a two week period and people can follow progress of the music through her live blog. Her latest endeavour, The Listening Chair, involves people sitting in a real egg shaped chair kitted out with an interactive screen. A virtual version of Imogen then asks a series of simple questions – the main one being “What is the song that still needs to be written?” The chair has travelled everywhere from Sydney to Suffolk. Every minute of the song is another 7 years of her life. So if she makes it to 99 years of age the song will be 14 minutes long. It’s a project that will continue well past the release of this record. The Listening Chair song finally got its premier at the Royal Albert Hall recently during a special Proms show. 6 Music’s Adrian Larkin has been speaking with Imogen Heap about this latest project.

Available since: Wed 5 Sep 2012


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