Title
Arrival at the Engine Room

Date
2014

Composer
Gavin Wayte

Video Artist

Joe Stathers

Cello
Jennifer Langridge, Psappha

Description
Arrival at the Engine Room

About Gavin
Multi-media composer. Fellow
in Creative and Professional
Practice 

Arrival at the Engine Room

Arrival at the Engine Room is the centrepiece of a collaborative project between me, video artist Joe Stathers and Jennifer Langridge, cellist from the ensemble Psappha, in partnership with the venue Metal Culture, funded by Arts Council England.


For this project we were based at Metal Culture studios in Liverpool, located on a working railway station, in fact the oldest working passenger station in the world, where Stephenson’s Rocket departed from on its maiden voyage to Manchester.


We worked on new ways of combining music, video and live performance, leading to a unique performance using live projected visuals and interactive, surround sound to create a completely immersive performance.
As we played with ambient sounds from around the station and videos of trains taken from the platforms and archival footage, an unexpected narrative on the passage of time developed.