Listen to the Low Line: Musicity
Launching from 1 June 2019 as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture, Musicity will work with musicians and sound artists each responding to 15 locations along the railway viaduct that forms the Low Line, and has been a part of Bankside, London Bridge, and Bermondsey’s heritage for over 150 years.
Musicity, founded in 2010 by BBC Radio 3 Late Junction presenter and radio producer Nick Luscombe, invites musicians and recording artists to compose audio tracks in response to buildings and spaces in locations around the world. It encourages audiences to venture out and explore cities, and to experience the urban environment in new and unexpected ways.
Each track will be geo-tagged to a different location so it can only be listened to in the space which inspired it, these include: Old Union Yard Arches, Ewer Street, Borough Market, Southwark Cathedral, Bermondsey Street Tunnel, London Bridge Station, Vinegar Yard and The Biscuit Factory.
Participating artists include multi-instrumentalist Erland Cooper; London-based French composer, artist and musician Lola de la Mata; electro-acoustic composer Thomas Stone; ethereal vocalist Szjerdene; live Jungle and Drum & Bass mash-up artist Suitman Jungle; and Japanese-born, classically trained violinist and composer Chihiro Ono.
The tracks will be accessible for streaming via the Musicity smartphone web app.