travel as light down Hope Street…
installation for Liverpool 2008 created in collaboration with sound artist Peter
Appleton and writer Colin Dilnot: 25 September to 27 November 2008
of light link the towers of the Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals
along Hope Street in Liverpool. These are laser beams. They will be
visible on misty or rainy evenings. They are also the conduits for voices
to be passed between the two buildings.
The two buildings sing to each other. This
is gentle and discreet ambience for reflection and contemplation. It is
also a unique public instrument. You the listener have the opportunity
to make yourself heard, by adding your own voice to the archive. We
invite you to join us in giving voice. Find out more here.
on Thursday November 27 an event that is truly unique. Two choirs, one
in each space, create an elegiac tapestry of voices. They are
responding to the installation, and also to the unique acoustic
properties of each architecture. A laser link makes for the possibility
of live transmission between the two spaces. The singers give voice to
a slowly unfolding harmony that is the unique resonance of both spaces
as they vibrate in tune with each other. The outcome is an experience
of listening that is a profound and inspirational testament to the
dignity of our shared humanity. See calendar for full details.
work is made possible with the support of Liverpool John Moores University,
Arts Council of England and the Performing Right Society Foundation