Boy You Turn Me

Red Lantern is now working in collaboration with Birmingham Book Festival 2011 on a unique project by contemporary classical composer Ailis Ni Riain and writer David Gaffney.

Situated in an empty shop in the Pavilions shopping centre, it uses a unique structure – an inner and outer layer of sound – to explore the feelings and thoughts of those who used to work in this abandoned retail space. The two layers of music and text can be heard separately or at the same time by moving around the specially created space. This inner and outer structure for a musical composition has never been explored before.

You can hear a brief taster of the piece on Soundcloud.

This work has been made possible through a commission from the Birmingham Book Festival and grant funding from Arts Council England and PRS for music foundation as well as additional support from Pavilions shopping centre in Birmingham and Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College.

The installation is at the Pavilions, Birmingham and starts on 6th October 2011 with a launch event from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.

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