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soundfestival 2015 Video: Sandglass (Excerpts)

Sandglass performance took place on 23rd October as part of the Sound Festival 2015. See below for the video and to read more about this exciting project.

A relative of the common hourglass but adapted for use at sea, the marine sandglass was an essential navigation tool from antiquity until the nineteenth century. Comprising two glass bottles with a connecting tube, the sandglass measured time, ensuring the vessel remained on course.

This work, by choreographer Lucy Boyes and composer Thomas Butler, is based upon a series of interviews and workshops conducted for this project in Summer 2015 in which people of Aberdeen discuss past, present and predicted cultural changes witnessed over their lifetimes in the North East on land and at sea.

Sandglass was commissioned by Sound and DanceLive with funding from Aberdeen City Council, and was developed in part during at a residency at Citymoves Dance Agency, Aberdeen.

For more information, see www.thomas-butler.co.uk

Image Credit: Hannah Imlach

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