Coastal Currents 2017
We were delighted to once again work with the Coastal Currents Festival in Hastings and St Leonards. Running over four weeks, the festival programme was packed with events, performances, and open studios.
2017 was Home Live Art’s fourth year of working in partnership with festival managers Sweet & Dandy Ltd and we curated two performances in their programme; BEASTIE by Lone Twin and SIREN by Ray Lee
BEASTIE by Lone Twin
Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd September
Beastie was let loose in Hastings on the first weekend of the festival – making new friends and sharing adventures with groups of children in Hastings. Created as a special experience for children only, Beastie is a playful, active and innovative participatory performance that is inspired by the imagination of young people. Over the course of the weekend, different groups of children shared a jaw-dropping secret and took charge as they created their own stories and explored their surroundings, hand-in-hand with a very special new friend.
Directed by Gregg Whelan and Gary Winters, Lone Twin are acclaimed for making an ever diverse range of intimate, hopeful and entertaining projects. Beastie combines this extensive theatrical experience with Gregg and Gary’s work writing for children’s television.
SIREN by Ray Lee
Thurs 14 – Sun 16 Sep
Sited within the atmospheric auditorium of St Mary in The Castle, Ray Lee’s award-winning Siren was a whirling, spinning spectacle of mechanical movement, electronic sound and light featuring a forest of large metal tripods, whose rotating arms emit an extraordinary chorus of pulsing electronic drones.
Silent performers moved within the mass of swirling metal, operating their machines and tuning electronic oscillators to change the musical composition while dodging and ducking the spinning arms.
The closeness of the tripods’ tuning set off a series of amazing overtones that evoke the sense of an ethereal choir. As the audience move freely around the installation the sound pulses past them creating a hypnotic sound world and a compelling visual image.
Ray Lee is a composer, artist, and performer. He was awarded British Composer of the Year for Sonic Art in 2012. Lee’s work investigates his fascination with the hidden world of electromagnetic radiation and in particular how sound can be used as evidence of invisible phenomena. He is interested in the way that science and philosophy represent the universe. He creates spinning, whirling, and pendulous sound installations that explore “circles of ether,” the invisible forces that surround us.
Please visit Coastal Currents website here, to find out about their past / future festival events.
- When 01 Sep - 02 Oct 2017
- Where Hastings & St Leonards