Owl Project Perform Rock Music at Manchester Museum
Following an artist residency at Manchester Museum, as part of the University of Manchester, Owl Project have become fascinated by the Museum’s prehistoric stone tool
in Rock Music, Owl Project will tune 5,000 years back in time to reclaim one of the oldest known creative processes: Flint Knapping.
Making sharp tools from stone such as flint, or ‘Knapping’ is acknowledged as one of the earliest human processes. With the support, advice and guidance of archaeologists, the collective intend to closely examine the rhythms and movements associated with the practice of making stone tools.
Rock Music will celebrate the prehistoric method of making stone tools through a live reenactment. Working with primitive technologist Karl Lee and experimental archeologists they have developed a set of augmented tools, new sensor and audio technology, which
they will use to detect movement and sounds from the processes of knapping.
During the performance, a flint knapper will make a hand axe and the process will be transformed into a live electronic music performance courtesy of Owl Project.
The performance is free to attend. Please RSVP Bianca@invisibledust.com
Owl Project is kindly supported by Manchester Museum and Invisible Dust.
This event will be in the Kanaris Lecture Theatre
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