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Things to see and do

Posted in caught by juliobesq on July 18, 2009

Two things that have pipped on my radar, I shall be away on summer holidays for both of them but that’s no reason not to pass them on. Both look well worth attending.

Flood-Tide-crop

Dominoes 2009

Station House Opera are after volunteers to help topple 10 miles of concrete breeze blocks dominoes style on July 26th. It’s a four hour stint to help lay out, topple and then collect up the blocks. After marshalling and clearing away a section of the route, participants will receive an invitation to the private party in Greenwich that evening.

The official blurb reads…

Station House Opera’s commission for CREATE09 takes as its starting point the simplest of ideas… a line of dominoes.

On Sunday 26th July, thousands of concrete blocks will be used to create a moving sculpture unfolding over the course of the day.

At mid-afternoon the blocks will begin their journey in the middle of Mile End Park – a quiet, unobtrusive begining on their long journery through East London. On paths, through parks and even on water, the domino line will wend its way southwards, linking the diverse communities of the areas it passes through in a symbolic as well as physical chain of cause and effect.

Eventually the line will cross the Thames, concluding in a performance at dusk in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

Station House Opera’s commission for CREATE09 takes as its starting point the simplest of ideas… a line of dominoes.
On Sunday 26th July, thousands of concrete blocks will be used to create a moving sculpture unfolding over the course of the day.
At mid-afternoon the blocks will begin their journey in the middle of Mile End Park – a quiet, unobtrusive begining on their long journery through East London. On paths, through parks and even on water, the domino line will wend its way southwards, linking the diverse communities of the areas it passes through in a symbolic as well as physical chain of cause and effect.
Eventually the line will cross the Thames, concluding in a performance at dusk in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.

Sign up at www.dominoes2009.com

 

Flood Tide

Flood Tide is a live musical performance composed by John Eacott and is generated from the flow of the Thames. Data collected using a sensor in the river is processed with custom computer software into notation read on computer screens. An ensemble of six musicians read the notation as it appears in real time as the tide flows. The result is a live sonification of tidal flow. 

Flood Tide is being performed as part of the Royal Observatory’s Moon Weekend, a weekend of  lunar-themed events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. 

Flood Tide 
Meridian Line courtyard, Royal Observatory Greenwich. 
3.30 pm Saturday 25th July 2009 
3.30 pm Sunday 26th July 2009 

Flood Tide Talk
The Discovery Space, Royal Observatory Greenwich. 
2.15 pm Saturday 25th July 2009 
John Eacott (composer of Flood Tide) and Simon Boxall (from the National Oceanography Centre Southampton) discuss ideas behind Flood Tide.

All things Tide like can be found at www.informal.org
 

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