Cluster and :zoviet*france: live
Fratelli di Rimini DJs
Wet Sounds sub-aqua sound system
Sunderland Aquatic Centre, Sunderland, UK [map http://j.mp/aZ1Wii]
19:30 10 March 2010
tickets GBP 5.00 [book tickets http://j.mp/dk5Roc]
Presented by AV Festival 10 and produced by amino, in partnership with Sunderland Aquatic Centre and Sunderland City Council.
Sound travels 4.5 times faster underwater than in air, a phenomenon that can be directly experienced during Big Water. In the spectacular environment of Sunderland Aquatic Centre, two of Europe’s influential innovative music groups perform live for both underwater and pool-side listening, creating a once in a lifetime experience.
By submerging, you can immerse yourself in one version of the music through an underwater sound system. For those who would rather sit back and relax, a separate pool-side version of the performance can be heard, and by floating on the surface of the water you can mix the two together.
Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius have been making music together as Cluster since 1969. Alongside Kraftwerk, Can and Faust, they are pioneers of krautrock and have been a major influence on musicians from David Bowie to Autechre. Now aged 75 and 65, they are more vital than ever and since they reunited in 2007 have performed at No Fun Festival and Documenta 12. This performance is a homage to their 1979 album Grosses Wasser ('Big Water').
:zoviet*france: is a prolific music group based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, who are have been exploring the edges of known music since in 1980; this performance marks their 30th anniversary.
Tickets are available for the water and poolside areas (swim-wear required), or if you prefer to stay dry, you can book a place in the seating alongside the pool
A FREE Festival coach departs from Newcastle Central Station [map http://j.mp/deAGkJ] at 19:15 with a pick up at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art [map http://j.mp/am7Caa] at 19:30, and departs Sunderland at 22:30pm. For details and to reserve a seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org