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Down is Up + Andrew Waterworth

Performing the music of Moondog

Luminate

Sat 12 Feb
Contemporary

Down is Up + Andrew Waterworth

Performing the music of Moondog

Luminate

Down Is Up are a 12-piece London-based group who perform the music of composer, instrument maker, and occasional couplet writer, Moondog.


Born Louis Harden in America in 1916, Moondog’s music is known for both its accessibility and intricacy. A true auto-didact, Moondog taught himself the rules of classical tonal counterpoint and combined his knowledge with what he lovingly called the ‘heartbeat’: a strong steady pulse played by the composer on his self-invented instrument The Trimba.

Eschewing the musical fashions of the time, from Serialism to Minimalism, Moondog created a music which was both backward and forward looking, strangely both conservative and progressive.

‘A true American maverick who bucked the system, fought the powers and won on his own terms’ John Zorn

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Waterworth will be supporting Down is Up. Andrew will be performing his work The God Particle, an album written for the film The Infinity Room, a film/documentary about the repair  of the camera, Atlas (it takes photos of the collision that happen in the hadron collider at CERN) and it’s relationship with humanity. This solo double bass project explores the relationships between sound and the vastness of space, the beginnings of the universe and the human experience  of life in the cosmos. Andrew’s performance will be an  improvisation on the topics explored in the album The God Particle 

Andrew waterworth graduated from Trinity collage in 1992 and has performed, written and toured in a variety of genres including London Elektricity Instrumental, Damian Lazarus and the ancient moons. Francesca Lombardo and Penguin Cafe. He has written music for the films Bronson, Monsters and The Children. He continues to perform and write from his home in Ramsgate The Mascot Gallery.

Date:Sat 12 Feb
Start time:8pm (Doors: 7.30pm)
Venue:Hall Two

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