British Music Experience: LightNight: Stealing Sheep’s Song Machin

British Music Experience: LightNight: Stealing Sheep's Song Machin

British Music Experience: LightNight: Stealing Sheep’s Song Machin

Venue: British Music Experience
Date(s): 21.5.21
Time(s): 20:00 - 22:00

Liverpool based artist’s Emily Lansley, Luciana Mercer & Rebecca Hawley are a group of womxn who perform under the moniker Stealing Sheep. They create audio-visual spectacles that explore futurist themes by combining light art, sound sculpting and live instruments.

The trio are creating a mass songwriting experience for a special LightNight commission which will take the form of the conceptual Song Machine as they invite the audience to create a ‘Liverpool Song for the future of Play’ that communicates what ‘Play’ is.

Want to have your lyrics as part of the Song Machine? Tweet up to 6 words @Stealingsheep #playis

Audience members can send up to six words that will be fed to the Song Machine and processed into a new composition performed live at the British Music Experience on the 21 May 2021.


Limited tickets are available for some lucky audience members to watch the performance live at British Music Experience!

Stealing Sheep are collaborating with visual artist Amy Cadwallder on Song Machine. Amy is producing the live light art visuals that everyone can experience, either via the live stream or live in the venue. Amy’s work is in video and installation, taking recordings of lights and shiny reflective objects and distorts them into sequences of motion and colour. The video content consists of cutting out and pairing different segments into new patterns, creating repetitive visuals for the viewer to watch.

Tickets for the live performance at the British Music Experience are very limited due to government restrictions and standard covid safety measures are in place. The building and bar is open from 20:00, with performance starting at 21:00. The event takes place in the stage area, and museum galleries remain closed.

Booking is essential.


Everyone can watch Song Machine as a Youtube broadcast on LightNight at 21:00, or you can catch the recording later in the evening.

BSL interpretation will be offered by Andy Higgins to support the performance.