Getintothis’ David Hall reports as IMMIX ensemble’s Daniel Thorne arranges Bill Ryder-Jones’ No Worst, There is None, featuring Liverpool Cathedral Youth Choir as an audio visual performance at LightNight 2016.
In a one-off audio visual composition for LightNight at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, IMMIX Ensemble founder Daniel Thorne presents an arrangement of the gorgeous Bill Ryder-Jones orchestral piece on May 13. The performance will feature Liverpool Cathedral Youth Choir and contributions from visual artists Sam and Damien Wiehl, resulting in a stunning large scale performance.
The artwork – based around Bill Ryder-Jones’ sweeping response to the Gerard Manley Hopkins poem from which this project is named – is to be presented with multimedia suite of audio, visuals and light.
A version of this project was originally staged as an immersive installation in May 2015 ‘at Calderstones Mansion House, also home to The Reader Organisation, whose community reading group members will also present readings of No Worst, There Is None at LightNight.
“Writing the No Worst, There Is None commission was one of the most enjoyable jobs I’ve had,” reckons main man Bill Ryder-Jones, “Once again Liverpool proves itself to be a home for esoteric and conceptual happenings and as we all know, a place where people want more from the arts than […] posturing and showboating”.
Each May, thousands of visitors have over 100 free events at more than 50 city centre locations to choose from during LightNight, Liverpool’s vibrant annual late-night arts festival. With museums, galleries and creative venues across the city open after hours, it is a unique collaboration for the city region’s cultural spaces for visitors of all ages.