Electro-acoustic musical machinery powered by the River Tyne
~Flow is a tidemill - a floating building on the River Tyne that generates its own power using a tidal waterwheel. The onboard instruments respond to the constantly changing environment of the river, generating sound and data.
From 25 March 2012 until 16 September 2012, ~Flow was open to the public.
During this time, a wide ranging programme of associated events and activities took place on and around ~Flow, including talks, tours, workshops, family art and music sessions, gigs and artist residencies.
Browse the ~Flow Timeline to view the Spring and Summer Creative Programme Events, which includes exclusive photos, audio recordings and video.
The millhouse is home to Owl Project’s beautiful, hand crafted, electro-acoustic musical machinery. There are three inter- connected sonic instruments which mix traditional craft and digital innovation.
~Flow is constantly streaming live audio, and sending regular data updates to the web about the activity in the River Tyne.