STARTS: Paul Rooney: McKenzie

rooney-mackenzie-100WEDNESDAY 19 May 2010 open daily 16.00 – 19.00 at St. Andrew’s Church, Rodney Street
McKenzie is a new sound work by Paul Rooney inspired by a local Liverpool legend about William McKenzie, a gambler who is said to have made a pact with the devil to ensure a winning hand in a poker game. Worried that the devil would claim him if he was buried underground, he left instructions that he was not to be buried, but instead encased in a pyramid, sat upright at a card table, with a winning hand of cards. This tomb still stands in a derelict graveyard on Rodney Street. Free admission. Open daily until Saturday 22 May.

Commissioned by Sound and Music

Part of Memories are Made of This: Sound and Music at Liverpool Sound City