Nabihah Iqbal x Libby Heaney: Cascade
Musician Nabihah Iqbal and visual artist and quantum physicist Libby Heaney bottle the sounds, sights and meaning of water in an audio-visual performance.
This collaborative project is part of our Purcell Sessions.
Through field recordings of the Thames, AI-generated sounds and visuals, as well as music and words, Iqbal and Heaney plunge you into an immersive world of real and artificial water-scapes.
In Cascade the Thames serves as a focal point for the pair, pushing them to explore the materiality, history, rituals and symbolism attached to rivers and water.
The project features a performance, installation and a workshop, taking place in September. To take part in this workshop, follow the instructions in the Event Information.
This project follows on from their previous collaboration, The Whole Earth Chanting, which explored the transcendental nature of human and non-human voice through field recordings, AI-generated sound and meditative composition.
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This performance is accompanied by an installation.
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In addition, a related field recording workshop with the artists takes place on Sunday 12 September, from 2pm – 4pm, beginning in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer.
The workshop focuses on making recordings of the Thames, some of which will be fed to an AI machine and eventually used in the performance and installation.
The workshop is free, but limited to 20 places. To book a spot, email [email protected].
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- Standard entry£15*
* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.
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