Lush Spectra, Sheffield General Cemetery, June 10 - 11, 2017


Limpe Fuchs
Crys Cole
Mohammad Reza Mortazavi
Nandini Muthuswamy
Oren Ambarchi
Sandro Mussida
Theo Burt
Ryoko Akama
Éliane Radigue
Clare Salaman
Jana Winderen
George Rogers
Ellen Arkbro
Rian Treanor
Karl D’Silva
Laurie Spiegel
Gamelan Sekar Petak
Winston Hazel

For decades a boarded-up chapel has stood as an eerily silent monument deep within the grounds of Sheffield General Cemetery. The Samuel Worth Nonconformist Chapel is now set to open its doors once again, and on 10-11 June will host its first music event: Lush Spectra.

From the website:

Curated by Sheffield-based, internationally-renowned electronic artist Mark Fell, Lush Spectra will see the chapel beautifully illuminated as it comes alive with a series of multichannel audio works and acoustic music. The weekend will bring together some of the world's most renowned experimental musicians and composers to create a mesmerising journey into the night – with Saturday night's programme continuing until sunrise.

The free two-day event has been conceived specially for the unique space of the Victorian cemetery chapel. Inspired by the venue, Fell will showcase different types of music that "foreground the beauty of the sounds, and the use of hypnotic patterns and harmonic forms", with the aim of creating "a welcoming environment where everyone can experience this unprecedented collection of unusual musical forms".