Videogames at The V&A London

Image courtesy of No Man’s Sky


We are thrilled to announce we’re working with acclaimed Pernilla Ohrstedt Studios and Squint/Opera on the V&A’s first major digital exhibition, Videogames opening in Autumn 2018.

We’ve been appointed as Sound and Acoustic Design consultants, creating a concept for the overall audio experience, advising on all aspects of how sound will be incorporated and integrated into the exhibition as well as composing a bespoke soundscape across the whole exhibition space.

“It’s as much the design element as the social element…We are very happy to have them in the same building as Donatellos, Botticellis, Constables and Turners.

  • Dr Tristram Hunt, Director V&A

The exhibition opens on 8 September 2018, tickets go on sale soon!

Oksijan premieres at London Film Festival

Our latest film soundtrack commission was for new short Oksijan based on an incredible true story of a 7 year old Afghan refugee escaping war and facing the terrifying journey that ensues. Produced by Emmy award-winning writer/director Edward Watts and Oscar-winning Director of Photography Michael Paleodimos, it premieres at this year’s BFI London Film Festival!

Cast and crew screening of Oksijan

BIG’s Martian City on Earth

We went intergalactic for the soundtrack to the new Bjarke Ingels design for a proposed Mars Science City, which will operate as a space simulation campus near Dubai where scientists will work on the Mars mission. It will be the largest space simulation city ever built, check out the film below and a feature in Dezeen.


Gorillaz “Humanz” campaign wins Cannes Lions

Big congrats to B-Reel for winning four Lions at the 2017 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for their hugely successful work on the Gorillaz Humans campaign, we had great fun doing the VO record and final mix on this film about the project.



Shooting Ourselves Wins Best Documentary Feature at AFFL 2017

Shooting Ourselves won Best Documentary Feature at the Architecture Film Festival London this weekend!! Big congratulations to director Christine Cynn and producer Kristian Mosvold, brilliant to have worked on such a remarkable film.

Out of this large pool of submissions, four outstanding works have emerged. Our competition jurors Ollie Alsop, Penelope Haralambidou, and Daniel Schwartz were impressed by the innovation, intelligence, and craft displayed by each of the films.

More on this project here.

Coda to Coda in Electronic Sound Magazine Issue 29

We talked to the good people of Electronic Sound Magazine about what we do at Coda to Coda and how we made our first algorithmic soundscape for the Robots exhibition at the Science Museum, London. you walk around the exhibition what you’re hearing is a soundtrack unique to your visit. It will never sound the same twice.

What’s more it could just go on regenerating forever. Head not leaking quite enough? The real kicker is that while you’re there, unless someone points all this out to you, the sound is just part of the experience.

Electronic Sound have even made a mixtape to accompany the issue, featuring yours truly alongside Wax Trax!, Saint Etienne, ABBA, Jane Weaver, Coda To Coda, Midge Ure, The Associates, Can, DJ Food and much more, so get yourself a copy and your ears around this..


Robots: The Making of an Algorithmic Soundscape

Much of what we think of as ‘musical’ nowadays is the result of the feedback between musicians and instrument makers. The piano is an embodiment of both a mathematical and physical solution to the concept of musical harmony.. The piano’s mechanism also invites us to consider the possibility that something other than human fingers might also play it.

If you want to find out more about Will and Sam’s inspirations and ideas behind the algorithmic soundscape check out their piece on the Science Museum Blog.

The Sound of Protest – People Power: Fighting for Peace

We were commissioned to create an immersive 24 speaker soundscape for the latest Imperial War Museum London exhibition People Power: Fighting For Peace. Each zone of the exhibition is dedicated to a different era of the anti-war movement, spanning from WW1 to the present day, and our brief was to recreate the sounds of protest particular to each period. It was great to return to the IWM after working on their permanent First World War galleries, which opened 2015.

“I can’t wait to work with them again. They really took our gallery to a new level with their high quality work.” – Philip Clevberger, Digital Media Developer, IWM London
“they did a brilliant job with the soundscape. It works perfectly within the space and achieves everything we wanted it to in complimenting the exhibition content and enhancing the visitor experience” – Rawiya Jenkins, Exhibitions Manager, IWM London
★★★★ – “there’s an infinite number of very real stories to be told – and that’s where the IWM really get things right… the human dimension to this exhibition is what lends it such power”. – Time Out
★★★★ ‘A moving, nuanced look at the anti-war movement across the decades’ – Telegraph

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Robots: The Exhibition Soundtrack Album

It’s pretty unusual for an exhibition to have its own ‘Greatest Hits’ album, but the collection of machines brought together for Robots at The Science Museum in London was too special to pass up.

Check out this short feature on the project on BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House show .. plus a cameo from a real Dalek ..

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Making a Musical Robot for the Science Museum

When we were asked by the Science Museum to create a soundscape for their latest exhibition Robots, we decided to create something for the entire space which was itself robotic. We were given recording access to some amazing robots and machines, sourced recordings through archives and designed and programmed our own interpretations. The result is a generative soundscape that runs across all 7 gallery spaces, issuing from 64 speakers in real time.

Animatronic Baby made by John Nolan Studio

We have a detailed making of video coming out soon, in the meantime, here are some behind-the-scenes snaps from the installation.

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