Since being awarded a commission from Artangel and BBC Radio 4 through Open, Maria Fusco has immersed herself in the history of a power station sited deep within Ben Cruachan, one of the highest peaks on the west coast of Scotland.
Master Rock is a work for spoken voice together with live sound by French composer Olivier Pasquet, and it will have its premiere broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 17 October at 10:15pm. Still a fully functioning power station, ScottishPower has kindly agreed access for small groups of invited guests to experience this live event inside Cruachan to mark the station's 50th anniversary.
We are delighted to be able to offer places for special rehearsed readings with live sound of Maria Fusco's Master Rock inside Cruachan Power station, the remarkable location that has inspired this work.
Readings will occur at the following dates and times:
Thursday 15 October at 5.30pm
Thursday 15 October at 7.30pm
Friday 16 October at 5.30pm
Friday 16 October at 7.30pm
Sunday 18 October at 2pm
Tickets to attend the readings are free, but booking is essential. Due to the nature of the site only visitors who have booked tickets will be admitted and places are strictly limited.
Read more about the project here: www.artangel.org.uk/master_rock
Visitors must arrive at Cruachan Visitor Centre, Dalmally, Argyll, PA33 1AN, Scotland, 30 minutes prior to the start time of the performance. There is parking available on site. Visitors will then be escorted into the mountain by mini-bus and the performance will begin promptly. Unfortunately, we will be unable to admit latecomers and once inside there will be no possibility of leaving before the end of the performance.
The performance lasts about 45 minutes.
About Maria Fusco:
Maria Fusco was born in Belfast and is now based in Scotland.
Fusco writes fiction and criticism and recent books include With A Bao A Qu Reading - When Attitudes Become Form (Los Angeles/Vancouver: New Documents, 2013), GONDA (Berlin/New York: Sternberg Press, 2012),and a collection of short stories The Mechanical Copula (Berlin/New York: Sternberg Press, 2011).
She is the founder/editor of The Happy Hypocrite, a bi-annual journal for experimental writing and was Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2013, she was named as one of Canongate's Future 40 in 2013. She is currently a Reader at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh.
Master Rock is Maria Fusco’s first piece of writing for radio. A book including Fusco’s text and archival photographs is published by Artangel and Book Works in October 2015