Friday 15 March 2019

Melting, Shifting, Liquid World

Hollie Harding & Trinity Laban - Melting, Shifting, Liquid World from Trinity Laban on Vimeo.

Tomorrow (Saturday 16 March 2019) there is a chance to experience the premiere of composer Hollie Harding's immersive piece Melting, Shifting, Liquid World on the iconic Great Map at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Holly is a PhD student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and her piece is an immersive one, with both the audience and the players moving within the space. There is a spatialised string ensemble, an electric viola and an electro-acoustic track which is delivered to the audience over bone-conducting headphones (these transmit the sound via the bone in your skull leaving the ears open to hear other sounds, so you have a combination of electronic track and live acoustic). The performances are free and take place at 5.30pm, 7.30pm and 9.30pm but you have to book tickets.

Hollie is interested in climate change issues, and the piece brings these into play too as she recreates ocean monitoring indicators in sound, as well as incorporating sounds of the natural world into the electronic track. The performers will be the Trinity Laban String Ensemble with Nic Pendlebury playing the electric viola.

Full details from the National Maritime Museum website.

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