Future Station Special: Trackbed launch event
Tuesday, 5 September 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 (BST)
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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To celebrate the launch of Trackbed, Metal is delighted to announce a special edition of Future Station, with electronic music Darkstar.
Darkstar will give a talk about their work and share their experience of creating Trackbed. We’ll also be joined by Harthill Youth Centre staff for an open Q&A.
Since their early dancefloor 12”s on Hyperdub from 2008 and through two vocal-led albums in 2010 (‘North’) and 2013 (‘News From Nowhere’), Darkstar have been an influential force in the UK’s electronic scene.
Following collaborations with the likes of Actress, Wild Beasts and Zomby they released their third album Foam Island, to critical acclaim in 2015 on Warp Records.
Darkstar have recently collaborated with Empress Of (XL) and Gaika (Warp), choreographer Holly Blakey (Florence and The Machine / Young Fathers) and scored the Palm d’Or nominated short film Dreamlands.
Trackbed is a new composition and sound installation developed by Darkstar, in collaboration with Harthill Youth Centre in Wavertree.
The installation and final composition is the outcome of several residencies Darkstar have run at Harthill Youth Centre and Edge Hill, with the aim of encouraging young people to talk about the issues they face: from migration and Brexit, to music, family and community. A short film by Cieron Magat will also feature alongside the project as part of the installation and live performance.
The new compoistion will premier live at Edge Hill Station on Wednesday 27 September 2017, before touring to the Barbican Centre in London.
Experience the interactive sound installation
5 – 21 September
Open every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
11AM – 7PM
The project is part of our young arts programme in conjunction with Different Trains 1947, an exploration of the UK and India’s shared history, a story that is also marked by the themes of migration, home and heritage.
Supported by Northern, Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council