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Lumiere seeks piano players of all ages for 2019 festival

Lumiere producers Artichoke are inviting piano players of all ages
to perform as part of a spectacular new installation at the festival. Keys of Light is an interactive light installation by Dutch artist Mr.Beam. Triggered by sound, the artwork is co-created by audience members who will take part in a series of live solo performances.

Lumiere, commissioned by Durham County Council, returns to Durham from 14 th -17 th November 2019 for a spectacular 10 th anniversary edition.
During the festival, each performer will get to play a selection of their chosen pieces on the grand piano and see their music visualised through dazzling projections. Each note played will trigger an animation onto the facade of Rushford Court on North Road, transforming the building and creating a living, moving artwork which responds to the tone, speed, volume and
length of each song played.

This is a unique opportunity to take part in the UK’s largest light festival, show off your talent and contribute to a live artwork, by playing the piano in front of hundreds of festival-goers. Be it Mozart or Michael Bublé, all piano pieces are welcome, this is a chance to get creative and share your musical skills in a fun and friendly environment.

Applying to be part of Keys of Light is easy; email participation@artichoke.uk.com with your contact information and what pieces you’d like to play during the 10-minute time slot.

Applications are rolling and will be open until 28 th October 2019. The artwork is supported by believe housing, one of the one of the largest housing associations in the North East. From Summer 2019, Rushford Court will be home to Durham University’s John Snow College. Rushford Court is owned by Unite Students.