Loughborough Records Presents Presence (LIVE)

Sat 25 June, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Venue: Bandstand, Queen’s Park, Loughborough

FREE

Loughborough’s musicians have joined Loughborough Records Presents Presence (LRPP) to write and record their music and now they are going to perform it at a live event.

Earlier this year Can Altay created an installation that took the form of a recording studio known as LRPP and local bands were invited to perform and record their songs. Over three weeks, 70 songs were recorded by 30 bands. The recordings of which are available online. The recording studio was a commission created as part of the Radar programme Market Town, influenced by the way in which popular music, produced in specific locations, has created a specific ‘sound’, reaching out to audiences beyond the location in which it originated (e.g. Detroit, Bristol, Manchester and many others). Can Altay is interested in the possibilities music has in creating a wider impact and engendering a positive perception of the place of origin.

This project culminates in a series of live performances taking place in a bespoke staged area in Queen’s Park and the production of a special, limited edition, vinyl record featuring a number of the recorded tracks.

This event is organised as part of Radar’s current project, Market Town, a long-term project comprising commissions and critical debate designed to engage with the regeneration of Loughborough’s high street. The Market Town public events programme is intended to further investigate the themes explored in the main commissions, and to further engage the local community in the debate about the future of Loughborough.

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October 2018

Sam Belinfante: To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells

October 2018

Sam Belinfante: To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells

An audio-visual installation at Loughborough's Carillon by artist Sam Belinfante as part of Radar's (re)composition project.

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Sat 27 & Sun 28 October, 11am-4pm
Fri 2, Sat 3 and Sun 4 November, 11am-4pm

Artist talk: Fri 2 November, 12.30pm
FREE - no booking required

Recorded in Loughborough’s Carillon over the course of a weekend, Sam Belinfante’s audio-visual installation considers processes of ageing as markers of time passing; a resonant issue for thinking through and about sound as a medium. 

Informed by the concept of ‘tintinnabulation’—the lingering sound of a struck bell—it explores the subtle but constant processes of decay that touch the Carillon and the people and objects that coalesce around it. The work documents collaborative actions taken to extend the life of the bells, contrasting their quiet dormancy with the bustle of restoration. 

Installed in the ground floor of the Carillon tower, in a space ordinarily used to display objects from the Carillon Museum collection, the film celebrates small acts of care while reflecting on the impossibility of reversing material entropy. Whilst the Carillon is an enduring musical symbol of Loughborough, Belinfante’s approach eschews more obvious explorations of identity for a quiet meditation on the caring processes that are integral to all musical performances, instruments and the maintenance of a place’s identity. Sound, curation and performance intertwine in a struggle of preservation and de-composition. 

This event is part of (re)composition, Radar's main commissioning strand for 2017/18, which explores how music makes place and places make music. The project draws on the research of Dr Allan Watson in Loughborough University's Department of Geography, and has expanded to engage with research across the Social Sciences. More information on (re)composition here.

Photo: Sam Belinfante at the Carillon, credit Benjamin Warner

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November 2018

Sam Belinfante: Artist Talk

November 2018

Sam Belinfante: Artist Talk

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This talk accompanies the audio visualation at the Carillon in Queens Park, Loughborough. 

Sam Belinfante’s audiovisual work considers processes of ageing as markers of time passing. Informed by the concept of ‘tintinnabulation’—the lingering sound of a struck bell—it explores the subtle but constant processes of decay which touch the Carillon and the people and objects that coalesce around it. It documents collaborative actions taken to extend the life of the bells, contrasting their quiet dormancy with the bustle of restoration.

If you would like to attend the installation event you can find out more HERE

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