aroundNorth www.aroundNorth.wordpress.com March 2015 Performances Please Note: All events are outside and people are encouraged to wrap up warm! For more information, contact Robert Jarvis [E: [email protected]; T: 017 9553 1715] or use event contact details below THU 12 SAT 14 Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island, Craigavon, BT66 6NJ FREE 7pm – 9pm Sandra Currie [E: [email protected]; T: 028 3831 1678] Divis & the Black Mountain, Divis Road, Hannahstown, Belfast, BT17 0NG FREE 6.30pm – 9pm (NB: Approx 20 minute walk to installation area) Sal Brennan [E: [email protected]; T: 028 9023 6984] TUE 17 Armagh Observatory FREE 2.30pm – 4pm Mark Bailey [E: [email protected]; T: 028 3752 2928] WED 18 Colin Allotments, Upper Colin Glen Rd, Belfast, BT17 0LR FREE 7pm – 9pm Michael George [E: [email protected]; T: 028 9062 3813] THU 19 Armagh Observatory FREE 2.30pm – 4pm Mark Bailey [E: [email protected]; T: 028 3752 2928] *** FRI 20 8.30 to 11:00am Solar Eclipse Observing at Armagh Observatory and St Cecilia's College, Derry *** FRI 20 St Cecilia's College Sports Ground, Fanad Drive, Derry BT48 9QE FREE 7pm – 9pm Martine Mulhern [E: [email protected]; T: 028 7128 1800] SAT 21 Beaghmore Stones, Blackrock Road, Cookstown, BT80 9PB FREE 6pm – 9pm (NB: Visitors required to walk over rough ground; bring suitable footwear) Mary McKeown [E: [email protected]; T: 028 8676 9949] !"#$%&'()%*+,')-.'/%0)12'3#,$%*)&"%4'+-*+&$'4"5'&"'$67$%+$-8$'&2+,' 5-+95$'%$:)&+"-,2+7';+&2'&2$',&)%,<' ' aroundNorth is a multi-speaker sound composition provides listeners with a novel aural experience of the movement of the stars across the night sky. As the Earth rotates and the stars appear to slowly move around Polaris, the North Star, the installation tracks their movements and interprets them as an evocative musical score. Stars passing virtual lines in the sky trigger musical notes whose qualities represent their brightness, size, temperature and distance from Earth, creating a mesmerising sound map of the universe as viewed from our turning planet. By mapping their stellar parameters through the medium of sound Robert has unlocked the heavens and provides us with this phenomenon in real time. aroundNorth humanises the astronomical, giving us an emotional key to help us relate to our stellar neighbours in a completely unique way. With echoes of a Neolithic monument of ancient myth, the installation introduces us to a universe full of interest, encouraging us to think differently about the cosmos and our place in it. aroundNorth will be of special value in bringing “the sky” down to Earth for people who live under cloudy or light-polluted skies, or who may have a visual impairment.
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