‘Music from the Tide’ Performance

18 April 2014 - 20 April 2014

11am to 4pm

Thames Quayside and Chainstore


Further information

This Easter, hear the tide of the river Thames transformed into music.

This Easter Trinity Buoy Wharf hosts a weekend of music and art inspired by the Thames, tide and time. On Saturday 19th April, the launch of the Floodtide Listening Post sees a mechanical music machine play notes determined by the river. Come in to the Chainstore and immerse yourselves in the sound of the Thames, played live by Dulwich Folk Choir and Joji Hirota’s Japanese Taiko drummers. At 1pm hear Floodtide composer John Eacott explain how Floodtide works as we launch the Listening Post, made by Andrew Baldwin. From 1.30pm, 50 musicians perform Floodtide, promising a truly unforgettable experience.


Friday 18th April 11-4pm, 

Floodtide Workshops Come hear musicians as they play Floodtide live, in preparation for the grand launch. Listening post and other Trinity Buoy Wharf artworks open for viewing. 

Saturday 19th April

1pm:   Floodtide composer John Eacott launches the Listening Post and explains how Floodtide makes music from the tide. Refreshments served.

1.30-3.30pm, Listening Post launch. 2 hours of stunning music from the tide. Dulwich Folk Choir and Joji Hirota’s Thames Daiko play along with the Listening Post in an immersive celebration of the river. Audience are invited to come and go throughout the performance, allowing them to explore the rest of the site.

Sunday 20th and Monday 21st April.

11am – 4pm both days.  Inside the Chainstore, watch musical notes emerge as they are generated by the tide, then emerge to the riverside to hear the Listening Post play them! Explore other tide and time artworks on display, including Alunatime, Longplayer, the Faraday Effect and the Tide and Time Bell. (Please note Longplayer is closed on Monday 21st).

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