Musicity x Low Line
Musicity brings architecture-inspired music and sound art to the Low Line
Musicity x Low Line is launching as part of London Festival of Architecture in June 2019.
_Fifteen new tracks created for the Low Line, spanning Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey, encouraging the exploration of urban spaces through music.
_Celebrating the heritage of the railway arches, the Low Line will be a new walking destination for south London, creating hubs of creativity, entertainment and industry along its course and shaping places of interest.
_Free public event at The Underdog gallery on 4 June, featuring live music and talks
Launching as part of London Festival of Architecture, Musicity x Low Line will see fifteen sites along the mighty Victorian railway viaduct, spanning Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey, come alive with new music created especially for each site.
Musicity, launched by Nick Luscombe, presenter of BBC Radio 3’s greatly-loved Late Junction music show, is collaborating with the Low Line in the latest instalment of a project which gives buildings and spaces their own new soundtrack and invites musicians and recording artists to compose tracks for cities around the world.
Fifteen musicians and artistic duos have created fifteen audio tracks responding to fifteen locations in and around the railways arches which form the Low Line. Each composition can be streamed and downloaded free of charge but only by visiting each location with a smartphone. Once there, people can listen to the new music on musicityglobal.com while taking in the architecture and neighbourhood that inspired it.
Participating artists include multi-instrumentalist Erland Cooper; London-based French composer, artist and musician Lola de la Mata; electro-acoustic composer Thomas Stone; ethereal vocalist Szjerdene; live Jungle and Drum & Bass mash-up artist Suitman Jungle; and Japanese-born, classically trained violinist and composer Chihiro Ono.
Full list of artists and their chosen Low Line locations:
Lola de la Mata – Old Union Yard Arches
Thomas Stone – Ewer Street
Szjerdene – Wardens Grove
The Memory Band – Flat Iron Square
Nabihah Iqbal aka Throwing Shade – Borough Market
Lossy – Southwark Cathedral
Suitman Jungle – London Bridge Station
William Doyle – The Shard
Gestalt – Vinegar Yard
Chihiro Ono – Bermondsey Street Tunnel
Tom Szirtes – Holyrood Street
Erland Cooper – Underdog Gallery
James Alec Hardy – Druid Street Wildflower Meadow
Frog Morris – Blue Bermondsey
Cunning Folk – Biscuit Factory