Featured as part of Week of Speakers 2009, A Sea of Goons takes the absurdity and surrealism of the BBC's The Goon Show to a new level, by presenting all the episodes of the show's fifth series simultaneously, each episode on its own speaker.
By presenting the material in this way, A Sea of Goons creates a relentless sonic mass, spatialised around the performance area, with the show's regular structure appearing "smeared" as ordered events occur offset at different times. The end of the piece is marked by a gradual defusing of tension, with varying show lengths stripping away the mania until just one episode remains playing, itself soon to conclude.
The (as of yet) only airing of A Sea of Goons took place in the atrium of the University of Huddersfield's Creative Arts Building, and was played using University of Huddersfield Music Department's HISS. A short summary video of that airing, filmed by Scott Hewitt, is presented below.