Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Peter J Evans: 'When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object #1' Durham Castle, Durham, UK

Image: Peter J Evans, Self built Sequentix p3 sequencer, zoom and digitech effects OP-1, OpLab, 606 (x2) Allen and Heath mixer, Emu esi32 sampler, xoxbox and chapel organ. Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery


When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object #1

performed by Organ Scholar Will Ford and Peter J Evans


Wednesday, 12 March 2014 from 19:00 to 21:00 (GMT)

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Taking the crossing of folklore into woodcarving amongst the rigidity of stone as inspiration, the chapel organ will meet electronic sound in ways that will meet, separate, combine, infuse, distort and confound each of them. Will Ford, (organ scholar) will play from a visual score, whilst Evans manipulates a collection of analogue sequencer patterns and digital tape.

What's important is not the name or the face but the action, the process; the unmistakable reality that now is right here and then gone. Sound reverberates and images stick, let us hope we manage to construct something which does just this, it's certainly all I'm aiming for.

This event forms part of


Durham Castles, Norman Chapel

27th of February - 14th of March 2014

THE GREY LADY GALATEA is a new site specific sculpture made in collaboration between Ben Jeans Houghton (NCL, UK) and Diva Dompe (LA, USA). THE GREY LADY GALATEA is a talking sculpture that offers a guided meditation, exploring and enlivening the ancient imagery that adorns the many sandstone pillars of the Norman Chapel (1078).

THE GREY LADY GALATEA invites you to pause, to look and listen. The illusion the sculpture fosters is there to stretch the gap between seeing and understanding, creating a platform for your imagination
to bloom in suspended disbelief whilst being gently guided by Diva's Californian accent, through this deeply English space.

THE GREY LADY GALATEA was commissioned by Hazel Donkin (Arts Secretary of University College SCR) and is the first in a series of commissions exploring the rich context of Durham Castle at the hands of local contemporary artists.