Embrace Arts: What does space sound like?

Posted by pt91 at Nov 06, 2013 10:30 PM |
New installation by Artist in Residence at University of Leicester

 

Issued by Embrace Arts on 28 October 2013

An innovative new installation at the University of Leicester’s arts centre, Embrace Arts, by multi-media composer Andrew Williams, gives a tantalising response to this question.

Trajectory, Andrew’s multi speaker audio installation, uses sound and data from space, recorded by spacecraft satellites and long wave radio.

The production, which also uses multi-screen video projections and still images, will develop over two days, presenting an artist’s perspective of Earth, space, current research and future challenges for humanity.

Visitors can view Trajectory, free of charge, from 10am - 5pm on 8 and 9 November at Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA.

A programme of events is taking place to accompany Trajectory, full details can be found on www.embracearts.co.uk or by calling the box office on 0116 252 2455.

Andrew Williams is the Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the University of Leicester’s Space Research Centre.

Embrace Arts

As the University of Leicester’s arts centre, Embrace Arts offers opportunities to everyone to participate without barriers in ways that challenge and inspire. Its welcoming 120-seater performance area, dance and art studios, gallery and bright foyer space enable people to engage with the arts as audiences, performers and learners.

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Note for editors:

The following events are taking place alongside Trajectory:

  • · A History of Space Craft Trajectory, Dr Nigel Bannister – 3pm - 4pm Friday 8 November
  • · What has space ever done for us? Andrew Williams, Dr John Lees, Professor Alan Perkins, Professor George Fraser – 6-8pm Friday 8 November

Tickets can be booked online at www.embracearts.co.uk or by calling the Embrace box office on 0116 252 2455.

Embrace Arts is located at the Richard Attenborough centre on Lancaster Road near the fire station (LE1 7HA).

Further details on this release are available from Lucy Stevens, Marketing Communications Assistant, Embrace Arts, email ls229@leicester.ac.uk, tel 0116 223 1525.

Purpose-built to provide inclusive access to all, Embrace Arts provides a focal point for cultural life on campus and in the wider community. It is currently fundraising to match a £600,000 capital grant from Arts Council England to extend its existing gallery space for the display and interpretation of contemporary visual art and increase access for disabled people.

More information is available at www.embracearts.co.uk

Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA. Box office: 0116 252 2455; e-mail: arts-centre@le.ac.uk.

Arts Council England

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2011 and 2015, we will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. www.artscouncil.org.uk

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