Wednesday, 27 March 2013

In Praise of Shadows

Today's xsite is Anna...

We are very pleased to be involved with Nicola Singh and her upcoming project In Praise of Shadows, taking place on the 18th April. Set in the beautiful Charlton Bonds building on Waterloo Street, it is a performance that explores the way we interact with, create and are affected by the architecture of our cities.  Tickets are now on sale and you can read more about the project below. Hopefully see you there!

Thursday 18th April, Charlton Bonds, 18 Waterloo Street, Newcastle, NE1 4DE
Tickets: £8.50 includes limited edition print
Book Here

In Praise of Shadows invites an audience to explore how architectural sites can shape, and be captured by sound.

In a building in Newcastle’s city centre that has been empty for almost 8 years, a meter-diameter hole has been cut out between two floors. An entirely acoustic performance of experimental music will take place across this hole, with the audience seated on the ground floor and performers on the first.

Some of the UK’s most well-respected and exciting musicians will perform strings, brass, woodwind and percussion alongside choral and solo vocals, exploring the full range of sonic possibilities of this altered space. Musicians include Rhodri Davies, Paul Dunmall, Chris Greive, Impossibility Knox (Gwilly Edmondez and Greta Buitkute), Mark Sanders, Nicola Singh and Sue Tompkins. Following the performances, Tim Bailey, partner at xsite architecture, will expand upon ideas of acoustics and their space in architectural practice in a brief lecture.

In Praise of Shadows is first in a series of ambitious new projects by Nicola Singh that explore the ways in which we interact with, create and are affected by the architecture of our cities. In Praise of Shadows is commissioned by Wunderbar and produced in partnership with xsite architecture.