Alnay – tomorrow

As ever, I hope that you are, and remain, well

This is a reminder for “Alnay” – a winter solstice sound work playing for the 24h before to 24h after the winter solstice which is at 3.58 pm on Tuesday December 21st


so … it starts tomorrow, Monday December 20th at 15:58 and will play until Wednesday December 22nd at 15:58

a 4h30m looped sound work


The Arches, Newcastle University campus

This is an outdoor venue – The Arches that lead from the area outside the Playhouse and Students Union through to the Quadrangle (see attached map; what3words location ///flags.inner.hatch)

If you plan to come to listen for any period of time, then do wrap up warm – I spent a couple of hours there on Friday doing the sound checks and I was chilled by the end of it – scarves, gloves hats, longjohns etc etc are the order of the day

I’ll be there on and off – I’ll start it late Monday afternoon – I plan to be there at the solstice and ordinarily I would offer wine and mince pies at this point but I feel, sadly, that this would not be in the spirit of trying to get through the pandemic just now – and I’ll be there to complete the work on Wednesday

This much I am sure of in advance – I may be in and out at other times as well but there is some other “stuff” around just now …

So … if you are around, do come whenever you can, engage in socially distanced, possibly solitary, contemplation … and celebrate the solstice