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Drama and Philosophy academics partner with Tate Liverpool

Drama and Philosophy colleagues - Niamh Malone, Gary Anderson and Steven Shakespeare – hosted a successful symposium event with Tate Liverpool.

The annual event is organised as part of Liverpool Hope’s partnership with the gallery, and more than 100 people attended the 2019 event.

Working with local music promoter and composer Jon Davies, Drs Malone, Anderson and Shakespeare created a day-long event that explored ‘Alien Sound’. The symposium investigated constructive ways of understanding and producing ambient sound.

Renowned scholars and artists from across the country spoke and performed, including an electronic piece by House of Rosen. At the heart of the day were two Hope-led performances: Spirits of Sound by Annalaura Alifuoco and Silvia Battista (pictured); and Territorial Driftings from the Brow, a piece composed for the World War One anniversary remembrance year by Stephen Davismoon. Both were moving pieces of art.

Dr Shakespeare said: “Liverpool Hope and the Tate gallery have a strong and growing relationship. A huge part of that is the annual symposium, an interdisciplinary event open to the public.

“With further events already in the pipeline, the Hope-Tate partnership looks set to thrive.”

Published on 14/02/2019