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Starts in the Gymnasium Gallery

Berwick-upon-Tweed

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The culmination of Berwick Music Series 2019, it includes a sound installation, a full-length concert, a workshop, and community performance

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9:30 – 11:30 pm Sound and Image Installation: Sonikebana

Venue: Gymnasium Gallery

Sonikebana is a long-form composition designed for multiple loudspeakers inside wooden boxes on wheels. The audience is invited to move the speakers around the installation in order to shape the musical outcome. Sounds are arranged around images by Anna Chapman Parker. These create multiple reference points relating to play, digital image manipulation and plant life.

Sonikebana gets its name from the refined Japanese art form of flower arranging called Ikebana, which involves the careful arrangement of plant matter in order to reveal something already present (but hidden) in the materials being arranged. Sonikebana offers a similar mode of experience, where each change in the orientation of a speaker will cause a change to the piece itself. Visitors are encouraged to play with the installation, exploring careful listening and active participation via their repositioning of the speakers.

10 am: Martin Parker will introduce the installation and its aims and give a short performance with the speakers.

Entry: free.

12:00 – 2:00 pm Concert by internationally renowned string quartet Quatuor Bozzini of works by Weeks, Worboys and Shostakovich (click here for details).

Venue: Watchtower Gallery

Entry: £10, or free if you hold a BMS series pass or Art of Sound day pass.

3:00 – 5:00 pm Workshop

Venue: Berwick Parish Centre

Curated by Mike Worboys (University of Greenwich) and John Stell (University of Leeds)

A multi-disciplinary workshop to explore performative, cultural and formal relationships between space and sound. This workshop will discuss relationships and connections between music and the spaces we live in and of our imaginations. Short presentations will be given by academics and other specialists. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion.

If you are curious about such matters, then this Workshop may be for you. All are welcome and no particular background or experience is required.

Confirmed talks:

Michael Worboys. Introduction. Space in sounds: Spatial models and metaphors in music

John Stell, University of Leeds. Space as Sound: Exploring a landscape of computer-genrated drawings

Anna Chapman Parker, Space for Sound. Anna will talk about the artwork she developed for Sonikebana and how it relates to the sounds you hear, together with some of the considerations involved in creating a environment for listening in.

Gnaomi Siemens, New York City. Sound in space: Using sonic devices to create multi-sensory and multidimensional space in poetry

Mark Zygadio, Glenhead, Dumfries. WaterOrgan, Making an Environmental Soundwork

Entry: £6, or free if you hold a BMS series pass or Art of Sound day pass.

6:30 – 7:30 pm Community Performance of James Tenney’s “In a Large Open Space” (see Community Performance for details).

Venue: Berwick Parish Church

Entry: free

Date and Time

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Various venues

Starts in the Gymnasium Gallery

Berwick-upon-Tweed

TD15

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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