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Wednesday, 5 July 2023

Immerse yourself in a Journey of Music and Nature 

Propellor Presents Flight // In Conversation, 15 July

Prepare to be transported to a realm of extraordinary atmosphere and inspiration as Hebden Bridge Arts presents Propellor: Flight // In Conversation, a truly unmissable music event as part of the Open Space 70 festival. Taking place on Saturday 15 July at the historic and atmospheric Hope Baptist Church, this immersive performance promises a captivating fusion of live visuals, incredible musicians and composers, a renowned author and naturalist, and captivating sound recordings from nature.

Flight // In Conversation, curated by Propellor director Jack McNeill, offers a unique exploration of the connections between astonishing bird migrations, the significance of listening, electronic reconstructions of soundscapes, and the science that unites them. Accompanied by a chamber ensemble featuring Delia Stevens on percussion, Robin Beatty on guitars and live visuals, with Jack McNeill on clarinets and live electronics, the performance weaves together music from the Flight podcast with live conversations featuring award-winning author and ornithologist Mark Cocker and sound artist and acoustic ecologist Linda O'Keeffe.

The premiere of Flight // In Conversation, held in partnership with Lancaster Arts and The Future Places Centre in July '22, received critical acclaim for its innovative blend of music, conversation, and environmental themes. Due to the improvisation and collaboration involved, each performance is unique and Hebden Bridge will witness the first public outing of the piece by the intimate chamber ensemble.

Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this remarkable event. Tickets for the relaxed afternoon performance at 3pm (doors open at 2.15pm) and the evening show with Q&A at 8pm (doors open at 7.15pm) are available now at www.hebdenbridgearts.co.uk. Prices range from £8 to £15.

To learn more about Flight, explore the captivating podcast available at this web page, featuring all eight episodes that delve deeper into the artistic and ecological journey of Propellor.

The afternoon performance is suitable for all ages, providing a relaxed atmosphere with an opportunity to engage with the performers and explore a selection of instruments made from recycled materials at the end.

The evening show is recommended for ages 12 and above. Following the performance, a stimulating conversation and Q&A session with the performers will be hosted by musician and artist Alison Cooper of Magpahi.

Mark Cocker will also be present at the event, selling copies of his books and offering signings upon request. Propellor CDs will also be available for purchase.

Open Space 70 is a festival that celebrates the power of creativity and its profound connection to the environment. With an array of exhibitions, installations, performances, workshops, talks, and walks, the festival invites individuals and communities to engage with the arts and embrace the urgency of the climate emergency. Discover the full programme and book tickets for other captivating events, many free of charge, at www.hebdenbridgearts.co.uk.

See also

HebWeb "What's on" section to see the range of Hebden Bridge Arts events coming up.

Hebden Bridge Arts website