Richard Skelton is an artist who creates music, text and assemblages resulting from a deep, sustained engagement with specific places, their ecology, topography and toponymy. Much of his work is built on gestural exchanges with the landscape, such as burying and exhuming small acoustic instruments in soil, and using site-specific found objects to sound them. In preparation for the new composition he is interring and disinterring a violin in a Newcastle location, later using the instrument as a sound source. This presentation of new work includes a performance with the Elysian Quartet, a string quartet specialising in contemporary, experimental and improvised music, who performed Stockhausen’s infamous Helicopter String Quartet for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
This event is part of our Digging for Sound weekends of new commissions, concerts, films, and walks focusing on geology, topography, landscape and
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Curated by AV Festival.