Hive Twilight City Event 3 – Chris Watson and Matthew Herbert at the Bluecoat
The third event of our Twilight City Project coincides with five years of promoting new electronic music in Liverpool and, we think, our fiftieth event, so we thought we’d go for something very special… As a celebration of the spectacular suburb, we have commissioned world renowned sonic pioneers Matthew Herbert and Chris Watson to collaborate on a unique composition constructed entirely out of recordings from Crosby Beach – the site of Antony Gormley’s Another Place installation.
Matthew and Chris’ collaboration on this project is unique and the event in September will be a true one-off too; a specially prepared performance space in the Bluecoat will see Chris Watson explore Another Place and Crosby Beach through a series of recordings he made at the beach earlier in the summer followed by Matthew Herbert’s presentation of his brand new musical composition based on those recordings.
Saturday 13 September 2008
Matthew Herbert and Chris Watson:
A Concert from Another Place
plus Hive DJs/Visual artists
Liverpool L1 3BX
Sat 13 September 8pm – 11pm
£5/£7 Tel: 0151 702 5324
Tickets are available now from the Bluecoat Box Office or Click to buy tickets online
About The Artists
Restless innovator, sampling wizard, classically trained pianist and superstar collaborator, Matthew Herbert is one of electronic music’s most versatile and prolific figureheads. Herbert has produced and remixed artists as diverse as Björk, REM, John Cale, Roisin Murphy,Yoko Ono and Serge Gainsbourg. An alchemist of avant-garde sound in the tradition stretching from Stockhausen to the Aphex Twin, he combines a playful pop sensibility with a strictly imposed experimental agenda.
Chris Watson is a world renowned sound recordist and one of the pioneers of UK electronic music. Chris has travelled the world exploring the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres for some of the BBC’s most popular natural history programmes, such as Life in the Undergrowth, Talking with Animals, Big Cat Diary and The Life of Birds for which he won a BAFTA. Beginning his career as a musician in the Sheffield band Cabaret Voltaire, he has released three solo CDs through Touch.