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AVA Festival to host Max Cooper AV stream


Irish festival AVA (Audio Visual Arts) will host an AV stream with Max Cooper on Wednesday, November 18th. Carlisle Memorial Church in Belfast will provide the backdrop to the performance combining its visuals with the Victorian, neo-gothic style of the building.

Max Cooper said: My main aim was to try and complement the structure with my music and visual projections, framing the imagery around the architecture, and trying to put together something musically and visually to match. I brought along a semi-transparent gauze screen to sit in front of me, so I could alternate between a high-res uninterrupted image and the broken imagery across the church, as well as blend them together.

“We also added strobes to further highlight the built structure for some peaks. Then I just had some fun with it. Massive thanks to everyone at AVA festival for coming up with the idea to do this and to AVA the partners for making it happen.”

This live recording, produced in partnership with Red Bull and Arts Council NI, will be the first electronic performance in the venue, and the last of 2020. AVA Creative Director Sarah McBriar said: “After stepping inside the building in 2015, we knew we wanted to bring a part of AVA to Carlisle Church. The venue is breathtaking and Max’s work is so original and visually impressive that the two coupled together have created something really special.’

This stream will be available from 8pm GMT on Wednesday, November 18th on YouTube, Facebook and at avafestival.com.

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