ABANDON NORMAL DEVICES – AND Festival comes to Wirral Waters!

Published: 20 May 2021

AND Festival 2021 is a 7-week programme of site-specific installations and events presented on and along the industrial waterways of Manchester Ship Canal and River Mersey, and online. Events will take place in a variety of unusual spaces and venues including boats, waterways and old industrial sites - including the iconic Grade II listed Hydraulic Tower here at Wirral Waters.

Does Spring Hide Its Joy will be an immersive audio experience by American composer Kali Malone featuring musicians Stephen O’Malley and Lucy Railton, and will take place Thursday 1st — Sunday 4th July 2021.

Manifesting as a 4-day multichannel sound installation, Malone offers a deep listening environment in a hydraulic tower and engine house in Birkenhead Docks.

Artist Kali Malone, image taken for Vanity Fair by Mathieu Zazzo.

Does Spring Hide Its Joy was created and recorded in the empty Berlin Funkhaus & Monom during the lockdown of spring 2020. The music is a study in long-form, non-linear durational composition, with a heightened focus on septimal just intonation (musical instrument tunings with a limit of 7) and beat interference patterns.

For more information about the festival click here.

For information about the Does Spring Hide Its Joy event at Wirral Waters click here. 


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