You Are Here
'You Are Here' was a musical
and artistic collaboriation commissioned to commemorate the Centenary of WWW1
for Liverpool International Music Festival 2014. The musical composition was
performed and accompanying artwork exhibited at a one off event at Sefton
Park Palm House as part of the festival. Scroll down to the bottom to read
more about You Are Here.
You can see closer images
of the box works in this exhibition on the 'Ink
and layer works' page.
You Are Here
Sat 23 August 2014 at
The Palm House, Sefton Park
A century ago, Europe, and
the World, erupted into brutal conflict. The spark? The pull of home and heart,
and the ties that bind us, all, to our territory. Our place under the firmament.
By the end of the war, 90
million souls were lost. Four major empires wiped from the map, and a score
of independent nations created. A landscape scarred by trench, crater and
rubble. You Are Here brought musicians from the triple entente together
The United Kingdom, France and Russia to investigate their experiences
of what home means to them. Now; in the 21st century. What is this thing called
home? Does it still tug at our sense of identity? Does the ground beneath
our feet indelibly shape our creative process? Or are our borders drawn around
something something deeper than battle lines and political allegiances? The
collaboration will explore what we mean by home, in a world better connected
than ever before. In a world where trenches are filled with fibre optic cables,
yet, stubbornly, the battles remain.
Just what are we fighting
Bill Ryder Jones: Musician
and film score composer, Wirrals Bill Ryder Jones warm, bruised
and beautiful compositions show this ex-Coral guitarist as a major new force
in songwriting, as his cinematic and critically acclaimed A Bad Wind
Blows In My Heart album elegantly shows.
Moongai: Hailing from Nantes,
Moongai fuse sensitive Gallic pop with brutal electronic textures. Orchestral,
tribal and playful, their live shows are never less than incendiary. Core
duo Eva Ménard and Grégoire Vaillant are the true giants of
Noonwraith recently showcased on BBC Introducing working in
collaboration with ARCHNGL blends haunting vocal samples with beats
that are breathtaking and menacing in equal measure.
KOF: Soulful storyteller,
KOF is hard to pin down. Weaving his soul-laden voice over gorgeous melodies
and innovative textures, this 1Xtra favourite could, very possibly, be sent
here to save RnB as we know it.
Josie Jenkins: Liverpool-based
artist Josie Jenkins documents the frayed ends of our shrinking cities,
and capture a hinterland of strange beauty. Her canvases document wastelands
and brownfield sites anywhere zones of quiet chaos. Shes the
latest winner of the New Lights Arts Prize.
David Lloyd: Editor of Liverpools
best-read indie title, SevenStreets, and original member of Birkenheads
Half Man Half Biscuit, Davids travelled the frozen wastes of the North
as a travel writer for everyone from Time Out to Rough Guides, and does the
same now, in Birkenhead, for kicks.
Written by David Lloyd,