Monday, 10 November 2008

Hope Street Project Concert 27/11/08

We would like to invite you to a concert that concludes our project as follows:

Simultaneous Concert In Liverpool Cathedral and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Thursday 27th November 2008
7.30 - 8.30pm
Admission Free

We look forward to seeing you on the night!

For the past two months sound artist Peter Appleton has turned the awesome enormity of Liverpool’s two cathedrals into a delicately resonating sound installation. This is a new kind of public instrument. In response, writer Colin Dilnot has brought together the voices of the people of Liverpool. Their speaking breathes life into the instrument. Now composer Simon Thorne creates a live performance of spectacular audacity. The two buildings sing to each other.

Two choirs, one in each space, create an elegiac tapestry of voices. They are responding to the installation, and also to the unique acoustic properties of each architecture. A laser link makes for the possibility of live transmission between the two spaces. So the singers give voice to a slowly unfolding harmony that is the unique resonance of both spaces as they vibrate in tune with each other. The outcome is an experience of listening that is a profound and inspirational testament to the dignity of our shared humanity.

Colin Dilnot
Hope Street Project
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