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Special show will bathe Durham Cathedral in music and 3D projections

Audiences will truly see Durham Cathedral in a new light when it hosts the world premiere of a stunning new show

Lanterns on the Lake
Lanterns on the Lake

Audiences will truly see Durham Cathedral in a new light when it hosts the world premiere of a stunning new show featuring live music and 3D projections.

Musician Jo Hamilton will perform tracks from her forthcoming second album Fractals, while the cathedral itself is transformed with stunning visual effects during the performance on Friday, July 18.

The ground-breaking collaboration has been commissioned by Brass: Durham International Festival 2014, the annual celebration of the county’s musical past, present and future organised by Durham County Council.

The evening will also include a brass-inspired performance by North East band Lanterns On The Lake accompanied by Durham County Youth Big Band.

Jo will perform a number of specially-arranged songs alongside a military brass ensemble during the piece, entitled Fractal Sparks.

The show will feature full-height visual effects that explore the theme of perspective through a variety of patterns from nature. The projections will effectively ‘remove’ parts of the building to reveal a realistic night sky effect.

Jo said: “It’s an honour to have been asked by Brass to create a centrepiece show for the 2014 festival.

“It will be a rare joy to sing in such amazing acoustics, especially accompanied by brass players.

“The scale of the building and the support of Brass have also meant we have a unique opportunity to bring to life some of the themes within the music with some pretty ground-breaking visuals, creating what we hope will
be an extraordinary memorable event for the city.”

Recognised as the world pioneer of the Air-piano, Jo has performed live in Europe, Asia and North America, gathering a loyal fanbase across the globe, who are eagerly awaiting the new music, which will make its debut at Durham Cathedral.

Ol Ketteringham of Lanterns On The Lake, said: “We are looking forward to playing Brass. It’s an awesome opportunity for us to put on a slightly different show and collaborate with brass players on our new material. Durham Cathedral will be a particularly special space to play.”

Tickets for Fractal Sparks go on sale at 10am on Friday, May 2.

To book, call 03000 266 600 or go online at www.brassfestival.co.uk

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