The Dante Loop- Sound Installation
|Dates:||8 June 2022 - 11 June 2022|
|What is it:||Drop-in session|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute and Library|
|Who is it for:||General public|
Let us take you on a journey, from the depths of Hell to the heights of Heaven.
Ivor Novello nominated sound artist Sophie Cooper brings to life the world of the medieval Italian poet Dante as we accompany him on his travels through the realms of the Divine Comedy. Cooper has interpreted Dante’s depictions of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise using electroacoustic and multi-channel methods which bring together field recordings, choral singing and new composition, drawing on the physical space of the Rylands for a site-specific immersion of sound.
Drop in to experience this unique installation which has been commissioned to mark the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death in 2021, and which accompanies the Designing Dante exhibition currently on in the Library.
More about Sophie Cooper:
Sophie Cooper is a sound artist who Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//) describe as ‘A crucial member of Yorkshire’s far-reaching experimental music scene’. Cooper’s practice pivots around new presentations of acoustic instrumentation (primarily the trombone) with electronics, challenging conventions around composition, text placement and performance.
Travel and Contact Information
The John Rylands Library Deansgate