Private, a unique one-off evening arts event based around around privacy and silence, curated by artists Alan Dunn and Michael Jenkins is set to take place in Liverpool's most public and private architectural landmark, Radio City Tower, on Sunday 16th September 2012 between 6.30-8.30pm.
Man Ray (Peter Hook and Phil Murphy) have recorded an entirely new track for the event, which uses two room at Radio City overlooking the Mersey and downtown Liverpool for a specially invited group to consider notions of privacy, silence and the city below.
PRIVATE has been developed as a one-off event, giving rare access to this very special location to consider questions such as how much privacy and creative thinking space do cities give us and how often are we given the time to reflect upon their inhabitants and codes? Dunn and Jenkins present this experimental and independently-funded programme of live art and a set of soundworks on headphones through which guests can sit quietly and enjoy the views and ambience.
One of these soundworks is an exclusive new 9-minute track 'CP1919' by Man Ray, the dance music project of Peter Hook and Phil Murphy. The track evolved from a set of recordings of Pulsars that Alan sent to Peter Hook to develop a new work around, initially for a free artists' CD project Dunn was curating entitled 'A History Of Background' (more details at www.ahistoryofbackground.com). In addition, Dunn acquired a short recording from deep space in 2004, considered to be the last recording to contain 'patterns'. Hook and Murphy took these recordings and constructed 75% of the track from them, including all the percussion and string pad sounds.
The event is for 35 invited people only and one sponsor will be given a place at the event. Other sponsors will receive a specially signed edition 'souvenir' from the event from documentation created by Tim Brunsden and Leila Romaya as well as other articles from the event â details of how to sponsor PRIVATE and the available items are here - http://www.sponsume.com/project/private. Anyone contributing £35 or over will receive a copy of the May Ray track as part of a ârewards packageâ.
Other contributors to the show include Jayne Casey (Big in Japan), Chris Watson (ex-Cabaret Voltaire), Scanner, Haroon Mirza and John Baldessari. For more details and updates check www.alandunn67.co.uk/private.html.
Michael Jenkins previously curated the âBoredomâ exhibition in Leeds and Alan Dunn lectures at Leeds Metropolitan University while running a series of artistsâ CD projects that have included content from Douglas Gordon, David Bowie, Carol Kaye (bassist behind just about every 1960s hit), Yoko Ono, Einsturzende Neubauten, Pixies, the Residents, 5678s, John Cage and Bill Drummond.
For a video listing all the contributing artists to Private, check the youtube link here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUfDdP7ypsY&feature=plcp
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