According to myth, the Chancellor's Hall - now the ceremonial focus of the building - was earmarked to be Hitler's office. Tonight, a long table bears a sprawl of gadgets with a hint of Bakelite, dinky pound shop pseudo-Tupperware boxes housing unfathomable electronics, an arterial system of leads, and gear from the dictatorship of Apple.
Roars, gushes and filigree episodes move around the hall as different speakers are animated.
At one point Hannah darts out to play her amplified violin; she ends with a heartbreaking recorder solo.
In the Second World War, when the Ministry of Information was based in the building, this space would resonate to gunfire:
Hannah Thompson: https://soundcloud.com/gpud
Hacking the Silence is part of the Being Human Festival.