The Wave: A structured improvisation for voice and instruments

Installation by Jonathan Dove

25 Oct 2015, 11am - 4:30pm

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester


The Wave © Paul Gillard


25 Oct 2015
11am - 4:30pm
There will be a series of rolling performance (11am, 12pm 2pm and 4pm) throughout the day in the heart of the 1830 Gallery Space inside Tania Kovats' 'Evaporation' exhibition.


Museum of Science and Industry
1830 Warehouse, MOSI
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester,  M3 4FP
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A collaboration between renowned BBC Proms 'Gaia Theory' composer Jonathan Dove and the Royal Northern College of Music brings musicians and choristers to perform a live world premiere inspired by Tania Kovats’ exhibition 'Evaporation', reflecting on James Lovelock’s Gaia Theory.

Internationally acclaimed artist Tania Kovats explores the significance of our relationship with water and the world’s seas and oceans in a brand new art installation ‘Evaporation’ as part of Cape Farewell's annual Lovelock Commission

Alongside the installation will be the live world premiere of 'The Wave', a special choral commission created by renowned BBC Proms 'Gaia Theory' Composer Jonathan Dove. Dove will work with musicians and performers from the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), seeking inspiration from the oceans and tides celebrated and explored in Tania’s work. This brand new piece will be shared with the public throughout the day in a series of rolling performance in the heart of the 1830 gallery space on Sunday 25th October (11am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm) - as part of the 2015 Manchester Science Festival's opening weekend.

Come and enjoy a multi-sensory experience in the heart of the exhibition space as we are immersed into the sounds and cycles of our most precious commodity; our seas and oceans. It promises to be a unique and moving world premiere from an internationally renowned composer. Not to be missed!

The 'Evaporation' show will be in the 1830 Warehouse Gallery space at MOSI for 6 months from October 22nd.

Free – All ages welcome.

With grateful thanks to Jonathan Dove, the Royal Northern College of Music and the MOSI, Manchester.