big water: cluster and :zoviet*france: live with underwater sound :: sunderland, uk :: 10 march 2010
- BIG WATER: CLUSTER AND :ZOVIET*FRANCE: LIVE
an evening of swimming and floating with music
19:30 � 22:30 Wednesday 10 March 2010
Sunderland Aquatic Centre, Sunderland UK
tickets: GBP 5.00 book online
Sound travels 4.5 times faster underwater, a phenomenon that can be
directly experienced during AV Festival 10. In the spectacular
environment of Sunderland Aquatic Centre, two of Europe�s influential
electronic music groups perform live for both underwater and pool-side
listening, creating a once in a lifetime experience.
By submerging, you can immerse yourself in one version of the music
through an underwater soundsystem. For those who would rather sit back
and relax, a separate poolside version of the performance can be
heard, and by floating on the surface of the water you can mix the two
Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius have been making music
together as Cluster since 1969. Alongside Kraftwerk, Can and Faust,
they are pioneers of krautrock and have been a major influence on
musicians from David Bowie to Autechre. Now aged 75 and 65, they are
more vital than ever and since they reunited in 2007 have performed at
No Fun Festival and Documenta 12. This performance is a homage to
their 1979 album 'Grosses Wasser' ('Big Water').
:zoviet*france: is a prolific music group based in Newcastle, who are
pioneers of ambient and electronic music. Formed in 1980, this
performance marks their 30th anniversary.
Supported by Newcastle-based DJs Fratelli di Rimini of the infamous
Road to Rimini club night.
Tickets are available for the water and poolside areas (swim suits
required!), or if you prefer to stay dry, you can book a place in the
raked seating overlooking the pool
A FREE Festival coach departs from Newcastle Central Station at 19:15
with a pick up at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art at 19:30, and
departs Sunderland at 22:30. For details and to reserve a seat, email reservations@...
In addition to this event, Wet Sounds will deliver underwater deep
listening sessions at Sunderland Aquatic Centre during the Festival.
:zoviet*france: on facebook
Produced by AV Festival 10 and amino in partnership with Sunderland
Aquatic Centre and Sunderland City Council.
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