Thanks to everyone who came to Loudhailer Acoustic last week, great audience and fab sounds, it really was an ace night. It's auricula time of year so Rich & I opened the show with a couple of new Auricula Suite songs and Dexter jumped on the stage and joined in with some very nice violin. … Continue reading Loudhailer Acoustic April 2018
How fantastic to welcome the sensational Nick Harper to play a solo show to a full house at Hull's Kardomah94 as part of his '100 Things' 20 date sell out tour. To celebrate his collection of around 20 albums Nick invited requests from his back catalogue of 100 or so songs. He charmed the crowd … Continue reading Nick Harper K94 Hull
Photos and observations from our day at the Open Bridges exhibition yesterday. There’s been a lot of questions about the “Engines and Insects” art photography part of the exhibition. The images follow the photographer Horst P Horst who first published the technique in Patterns from Nature in 1946. Rich created them digitally using basic darkroom techniques, not an app – the pictures are as hand made as they can be!
We’ve had many visitors to the Open Bridges exhibition at Scale Lane Bridge and many fascinating conversations with local people who’ve worked the river for years as well as visitors from out of town. One of the recurring themes is the importance and the beauty of the river Hull from different perspectives such as “it’s special because it’s untouched and industrial” to “why do we name our city after a river we care so little about?” One of the team members who closed Myton Bridge to traffic on the Open Bridges night visited and said he’d met people on Myton when the city split in two who spoke emotionally of the importance and meaning the event had for them.
There’s been a lot of questions about the “Engines and Insects” art photography part of the exhibition. The images follow the photographer Horst P Horst who first published the technique in…
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Due to popular demand the Open Bridges exhibition inside Hull’s Scale Lane Bridge is extended to Saturdays during February (3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th) 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. Free entry. All welcome, come and have a look round, we’ll be there.
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A ghostly view of Open Bridges Hull – excerpts of Moments in Time, the world premiere of the live musique concrete diffusion for Open Bridges by John Stead. Autumn equinox 2017
Open Bridges Hull – excerpts of Moments in Time, the world premiere of the live musique concrete diffusion for Open Bridges by John Stead. Autumn equinox 2017
A ghostly view of the world premiere of the new acousmatic composition for Open Bridges. Electro Acoustic Ensemble director, John diffused the live music featuring found sounds of Hull bridges in octophonic sound to a full house at Hull’s Stage@TheDock, where the River Hull meets the Humber Estuary, in the shadow of the iconic buildings, The Deep, The Tidal Barrier, Millennium Bridge and the C4Di building. For the first time in the city’s history all 13 of Hull’s bridges raised, swung or closed simultaneously, splitting the city in two at 20:17 hours on the autumnal equinox 2017 during Hull City of Culture’s Freedom Season. Thanks to Simon Coope for his phone video clip, Graeme Oxby for the cover photo, and Phil Codd for…
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New cultivar from specialist auricula growers Drointon Nurseries, Primula auricula Loudhailer…
We are always excited to get the new catalogue from Drointon Nurseries, but this year we are sooooooo thrilled because Richard’s gorgeous photograph of Drointon Nurseries’ fabulous new cultivar, Primula auricula Loudhailer is on the cover. How wonderful!
Primula auricula Loudhailer is grown by Drointon Nurseries and named after our music name, Loudhailer. Thank you Robin and Annabel!
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Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard – The Auricula Suite