Tours

So Percussion – From Out a Darker Sea

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 7:00pm

Photo by Rich Kenworthy

For two centuries, the coal industry formed the backbone of many towns and cities across England. Entire communities sprang into existence as fervent mining activity fuelled the industrial revolution. Integrating art, narrative, photography, film and an original musical soundscape performed live, Sō Percussion capture the environment, personal stories, and aspirations of a community fighting against industrial decline in From Out a Darker Sea. From Out a Darker Sea is not about coal, but like everything in areas rooted in industrial, there are always traces of it presence.

Commissioned by East Durham Creates as part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places programme, this immersive audio-visual performance is inspired by the context and history of East Durham, an area which has struggled to reinvent itself after the crushing loss of its mining industry. Sō Percussion collaborated with film and photography collective Amber Films on the creation of a new work, Song for Billy, which was developed from Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen’s photographic series The Coal Coast and features as part of the performance.

Derby Cathedral
18-19 Iron Gate
Derby, DE1 3GP United Kingdom

So Percussion – From Out a Darker Sea

Friday, November 24, 2017 to Saturday, November 25, 2017

Photo by Rich Kenworthy

The coal industry long formed the backbone of towns and cities across England. Entire communities sprang into existence as fervent mining activity fuelled the industrial revolution. Integrating art, photography, film and an original musical soundtrack performed live, So Percussion – whose repertoire ranges across Cage, Xenakis and Steve Reich and have performed here as part of Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly’s marathon weekends – capture the environment, personal stories, and aspirations of a community fighting against industrial decline.

This project – originally performed in County Durham – was born out of a collaboration between the quartet and Amber Films, and is inspired by East Durham’s reinvention after the crushing loss of its mining industry. They’re embarking on a national tour of sacred spaces, many in former mining communities, which combines live performance with community education programmes to lend local and contemporary context to historical narratives.

St Giles' Cripplegate
Fore St
London, EC2Y 8DA United Kingdom

So Percussion – From Out a Darker Sea

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

Photo by Rich Kenworthy

The coal industry long formed the backbone of towns and cities across England. Entire communities sprang into existence as fervent mining activity fuelled the industrial revolution. Integrating art, photography, film and an original musical soundtrack performed live, So Percussion – whose repertoire ranges across Cage, Xenakis and Steve Reich and have performed here as part of Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly’s marathon weekends – capture the environment, personal stories, and aspirations of a community fighting against industrial decline.

This project – originally performed in County Durham – was born out of a collaboration between the quartet and Amber Films, and is inspired by East Durham’s reinvention after the crushing loss of its mining industry. They’re embarking on a national tour of sacred spaces, many in former mining communities, which combines live performance with community education programmes to lend local and contemporary context to historical narratives.

St John the Baptist Church
Grainger Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5JG United Kingdom

Sō Percussion in conversation with Amber Films

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:30pm

Photo by Rich Kenworthy

Sō Percussion will also be in conversation with Amber Films, exploring the themes of From Out a Darker Sea, at the Mining Institute, Newcastle, on Tuesday 28 November, 7.30pm. The talk is free, and all performance tickets from 11/27 include entry.

Mining Institute
Neville Hall, Westgate Rd
New Castle, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

So Percussion – From Out a Darker Sea

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

Photo by Rich Kenworthy

The coal industry long formed the backbone of towns and cities across England. Entire communities sprang into existence as fervent mining activity fuelled the industrial revolution. Integrating art, photography, film and an original musical soundtrack performed live, So Percussion – whose repertoire ranges across Cage, Xenakis and Steve Reich and have performed here as part of Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly’s marathon weekends – capture the environment, personal stories, and aspirations of a community fighting against industrial decline.

This project – originally performed in County Durham – was born out of a collaboration between the quartet and Amber Films, and is inspired by East Durham’s reinvention after the crushing loss of its mining industry. They’re embarking on a national tour of sacred spaces, many in former mining communities, which combines live performance with community education programmes to lend local and contemporary context to historical narratives.

Holy Trinity Church
Mount Pleasant & Trinity Street
Blackburn, BB1 5BN United Kingdom

Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony (Victoria) danced by Alvin Ailey/ADT

Friday, December 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Performs:

Victoria by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano

Renowned for an audacious, athletic style that’s a natural fit for Ailey, Sansano has named his premiere – Spanish for "victory" – as a tribute to the triumph of good over evil. The large ensemble work is set to Rewriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony by award-winning composer Michael Gordon.

New York City Center
131 W 55th St
New York,, NY 10019

So Percussion – From Out a Darker Sea

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:30pm

Photo by Rich Kenworthy

The coal industry long formed the backbone of towns and cities across England. Entire communities sprang into existence as fervent mining activity fuelled the industrial revolution. Integrating art, photography, film and an original musical soundtrack performed live, So Percussion – whose repertoire ranges across Cage, Xenakis and Steve Reich and have performed here as part of Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly’s marathon weekends – capture the environment, personal stories, and aspirations of a community fighting against industrial decline.

This project – originally performed in County Durham – was born out of a collaboration between the quartet and Amber Films, and is inspired by East Durham’s reinvention after the crushing loss of its mining industry. They’re embarking on a national tour of sacred spaces, many in former mining communities, which combines live performance with community education programmes to lend local and contemporary context to historical narratives.

 

St George's Church
St Georges/Deal
Deal, CT14 6AZ United Kingdom

So Percussion – From Out a Darker Sea

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

Photo by Rich Kenworthy

The coal industry long formed the backbone of towns and cities across England. Entire communities sprang into existence as fervent mining activity fuelled the industrial revolution. Integrating art, photography, film and an original musical soundtrack performed live, So Percussion – whose repertoire ranges across Cage, Xenakis and Steve Reich and have performed here as part of Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly’s marathon weekends – capture the environment, personal stories, and aspirations of a community fighting against industrial decline.

This project – originally performed in County Durham – was born out of a collaboration between the quartet and Amber Films, and is inspired by East Durham’s reinvention after the crushing loss of its mining industry. They’re embarking on a national tour of sacred spaces, many in former mining communities, which combines live performance with community education programmes to lend local and contemporary context to historical narratives.

All Souls Cheriton
73 Cheriton High St
Folkestone, CT19 4HE United Kingdom