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Musicity x Culture Mile Live Talk II

Tania Nwachukwu and Bump Kin within Citypoint

Join Musicity founder Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3's Late Junction) in conversation with artists who were commissioned to create new musical and spoken word pieces responding to unique Culture Mile locations.

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.