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Saturday 27 April
The Crypt of St John on the Wall, 12:00 — 18:00

Sunday 28 April
The Crypt of St John on the Wall, 12:00 — 18:00

Antoine Brumel’s ‘Earthquake’ Mass (c.1497) is a stunningly intricate work of Renaissance-age choral music for twelve voices. In response to Brumel’s work, in 2022 Kathy Hinde collaborated with Mexican choir ‘Staccato’ to produce unique vinyl pressings of the vocal parts from the mass, which are played back on twelve turntables adapted to physically respond to seismic data. Playing on both the title of the work and Mexico’s seismic instabilities, she further splintered and disintegrated the vocal recordings, producing work that ties the emotional power of Brumel’s work to the ruptures of the world we inhabit 500 years later. Following conversations with Mexico’s top seismologists, the installation is a response to scientific research, seismic data, and what it means to live in a country with the constant risk of earthquakes occurring at any time. Beautiful and unsettling, this ultra-spatialised, sculptural sound installation presents glimpses of Brumel’s Earthquake Mass amongst a textural soundscape of vocal echoes and remnants. It is a poetic contemplation on the state of the planet.

A Cryptic commission in partnership with Anglo Arts & Culture (The Anglo Foundation), Mexico & Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Free entry, no ticket required.

Kathy Hinde

Kathy Hinde is an audiovisual artist whose practice embraces open methods and evolving processes. Through installations, performances and site specific experiences, she aims to nurture a deeper and more embodied connection to other species and the earth’s systems. Composed of hand-made objects, electronics and a blend of digital and analogue systems, Hinde's work represents a cross between kinetic sound sculptures and newly invented musical instruments. She creates pieces in response to specific locations and frequently works in collaboration with other practitioners and scientists, often actively involving the audience in the creative process. More