In the late 1970’s, Anne Bean, Paul Burwell (1948-2007) and Richard Wilson, during numerous boat trips on the Thames, were enthralled by the range of aural poetry and corresponding visions they encountered. Bow Gamelan Ensemble, the group they later formed, originated at this juncture. For the next 10 years they worked on ideas to distil and extend these stimuli, ranging from jagged and harsh to haunting and lyrical, into events created all over the world. Bean and Wilson carried on working together, in many contexts and modes, continuing to treat both sound and visuals as inter-relating sculptural forms in works such as Dark Haloes and Spooky Drums for Liverpool Biennale, the Red Jail, Iraq, the Maunsell Forts in Thames Estuary, London Contemporary Music festival and Shuffle festival, Bow. Most recently, 2018, the performance NALEMAG 2 at Cooper Gallery, Dundee, was the opening event for their installation, throughout the gallery, Great Noises that Fill the Air, which included the fragmented but substantial remains, of press, scores, posters, images, films, correspondence and drawings of Bow Gamelan Ensemble from 1980’s. Gigantic thunder sheets, motorised and timed at random moments, rumbled and roared through the space.