Date: November 21, 2019 

Venues: Berwick Watchtower Gallery, Berwick Parish Centre, Berwick Parish Church, Gymnasium Gallery

The culmination of the Berwick Music Series that includes a sound installation, a full-length concert, a workshop, and a community performance.

Guest Artists: Quatuor Bozzini

 

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.

10:00 am:  Martin and Anna will introduce the installation and its aims and give a short performance with the speakers.

 

12:00 – 2:00 pm Quatuor Bozzini Concert 

Venue: Watchtower Gallery

Internationally renowned string quartet Quatuor Bozzini will perform works by Weeks, Worboys and Shostakovich (see Event 6 of Programme for details). 

 

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. Examples of relevant topics are:

  • Spatial structures, relationships and metaphors in musical works;
  • Music as evocation of place;
  • Sound in geographic spaces.

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.

The workshop schedule of talks can be found HERE

 

6:30 – 7:30 pm Community Performance

Venue: Berwick Parish Church

James Tenney’s “In a Large Open Space” (see Community Performance for details). 

 

A day-ticket giving access to all events can be purchased HERE.