Tuesday 18 June, Barbican Life Rewired Hub (Level G), 6pm-7pm
Nick Luscombe (Musicity founder) in conversation with:
Robin The Fog - commission based at Beech Street Tunnel / Golden Lane
Tania Nwachukwu and Bump Kin - commission based at Citypoint
Meet the composers and find out more about the pieces they created, which use sound mapping data gathered by acoustic experts ARUP to explore the intrinsic connection between architecture, sound and creativity around the city.
Robin The Fog is a sound artist and producer working in the realm of "radiophonics", whose track "Heavy Works" was created in response to Beech Street Tunnel, seconds away from the Barbican Centre. Using field recordings, tape and feedback loops, his piece conjures up images of cold concrete, brutalist right-angles, the crackle and fizz of electrical currents, subterranean car parks, thundering air conditioning vents and the rumble of trains underfoot.
Tania Nwachukwu is a Nigerian-British writer, poet and performer who teamed up with fellow Barbican Young Poets Alumni, music producer and beat maker Bump Kin (Gabriel Jones) to create a piece in response to Citypoint and its unique acoustics - a space they describe as "a forest of towering glass and chrome".
The talk takes place at The Life Rewired Hub (Barbican Centre level G) and is free to attend.