Dalston Roof ParkLocated on top of the historic Print House, there is no better place to be on a late Spring night. For Sound Tracks 2013 we’ll be taking to the sky, and bringing an outstanding line-up of bands including Tawiah, Woodpecker Wooliams, We are Willow and Happy Hunting.
Dalston Eastern Curve GardenSound Tracks returns to this hidden green getaway to provide an oasis of music, food and drink. Children get stuck in to a workshop on sounds of the city called Eye Live Hear by Future Makers.
Dalston OxfamFashion and music come together to enliven your charity shopping experience: Our guest stylist Stevie Westgarth will be transforming this cult shop using treasures dug up from its plenteous stores while bands like The Kemistry, Dooks and Kero Kero Bonito provide the tunes.
The Geffrye MuseumThe Geffrye is set in Kingsland Road’s landmark almshouses that were built in 1714. The large front courtyard has welcomed installations in the past but for Sound Tracks it is the secluded walled herb garden at the rear that will play host to a pair of sculptures by Sam Zealey, accompanied by the refined harmonies of a horn quartet and a string quartet.
Brunel MuseumThis miniature museum is in the old docklands, directly above the Thames Tunnel, where Isambard Kingdom Brunel began his extraordinary career. Sound Tracks will be using the Shaft – originally the Grand Entrance Hall to the tunnel – where the young Brunel nearly drowned. This underground chamber is now a unique performance space, accessed by a narrow doorway and scaffold staircase.
Sound Tracks is proud to present this very special event inside Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s underground shaft. Our series of audio-visual sets from 6.30-9.30pm feature video works created especially for the event by a collection of outstanding artists. Amelie Hegardt, Laurence Owen, Sahar Ghanbari, Helena Lyons and Somang Lee have created unique visual moods in collaboration with Antony Price at Anomalous Visuals. These will accompany spell-binding performances from Finnish multimedia experimentalist HK119 and acid-brass maniacs Off-Key He-Man, as well as another acoustic performance from Woodpecker Wooliams. To top it all off we’ll have cocktails and candlelight to make this evening a truly multi-sensory experience.
Please note this venue has a difficult access. Flat shoes are advised.
Canada Water LibraryThis bronzed, hexagonal library building by CZWG architects lights up the surrounding area. Matt Robertson, independent composer and sound director to Bjork, and Jennifer Maksymetz, artist and curator, are creating an audio-visual sensation inspired by the northern lights between two of its parallel balconies especially for Sound Tracks.
The Bussey BuildingPeckham’s foremost music warehouse will host a lineup of indie/punk bands including Scottish folk/punk band The Leg, London’s finest guitar poets The Wave Pictures, Canadian indie-pop outfit Boats and cinematic-pop group Safe Barracks. Experiential artist Sarah Cockings will be conjuring up one of her infamous installations in the entrance yard as well.
THE TRAVELLING STAGE
Not only will Sound Tracks be putting on events at all these incredible places, but 2013 will also see the return of the Travelling Stage. We’ll have more musicians than ever filling the East London Line’s carriages, meaning you’ll be exquisitely entertained as you’re ferried from one venue to the other. Look out for pop-up performances from Dumblove Productions and download our app by Saint H for an enhanced and interactive transport experience.
So, best get your Oyster cards topped up…