Just got back from the Barbican after watching Gavin Byars perform his piece ‘The Sinking of the Titanic’; absolutely mesmerising. The symmetrical film show encapsulated the atmosphere, showing original footage of the Titanic and some of the passengers, as the music resonated around the theatre. Dark oppressive sounds, with ‘Autumn’ (the piece of music the band played as the ship went down) fading in and out.

 

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