United
Visual
Artists

Chorus — Opera North

Leeds / Durham / London, 2009

With Chorus UVA created a kinetic installation that produces a hypnotic performance. Eight tall black pendulums swing back and forth, simultaneously emitting light and sound.

With a soundtrack written by Mira Calix (winner British Composer Award 2009), the rhythm of the work moves between chaos and unison. After a successful run in Opera North in Leeds, February 2009, Chorus was installed in Durham Cathedral for the Lumiere festival (November 2009), which attracted over 75.000 visitors in 4 days.

In June and July 2010, the work was installed in the boiler room at the Wapping Project, a previous hydraulic power station on the Thames.

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