As part of the Insitu activity, the De Montfort University organized 3 site-specific sound environments that took place at Leicester’s historic Magazine Gateway and at St. Nicholas Church (the oldest in Leicester) from the 13th to the 15th of December 2018. This project aimed to create an intrinsic relation between these two buildings and the musical works by the selected new music artists.
Artists included liminal, composer & visual artist Kathy Hinde, and sound artist Joseph Young.
The event opened with artists' talks on on Thursday 13th December 14.00-15.00 at De Montfort University's PACE building (Richmond Street), followed by a visit to the installations.
Thursday 13 December: 15.00-18.00
Friday 14 December: 12.00 - 18.00
Saturday 15 December: 12.00- 17.00
The Magazine, Vaughan Way, Leicester
St Nicholas Church, St Nicholas Walk, Leicester
Read more about the presented works:
Liminal is a partnership between architect Frances Crow and sound artist and composer David Prior. Their work focuses on exploring the relationship between sound, listening and the environment. For In Situ, liminal continues a longterm project in which they explore different aspects of bells and their relationship to culture. Here, they have worked with members of St Nicholas Church, Leicester, to explore the dual role bells have played in defining territory and interceding between humans and God.
Composer and visual artist Kathy Hinde has prepared a multi-channel piece using the Buddhist bell that hangs on the first floor of the Magazine.
Sound artist Joseph Young has been recording in the Battle of Bosworth field and is building an immersive sound journey from field recordings, spoken word and music, to be presented on the top floor of The Magazine.