TURN is a performance project created especially for the Govan Dry Docks. Across three significant evenings in the September lunar calendar, a composition for bells and voice will ring out from the Docks, as the low tide turns.
Bringing together radio-broadcast speech, a bespoke choir and a series of hand-cast bells made in and with the people of Govan, TURN will be a unique performance of people, place and acoustic instrumentation.
The TURN project draws a number of ‘circles’ in its creation. It pays attention to the macro-cycles of moon and tide, and the project itself is structured around and consciously integrated into these systems. Within this we draw geographical circles in and around Govan, with the creation of hand bells and ringing of church bells, as well as presenting the stories of local life cycles and change, through the voices of women celebrating their birthdays.
LEAD ARTIST NIC GREEN EXPLAINING MORE......
HOW TO GET INVOLVED//
BROADCAST ON YOUR BIRTHDAY
Are you a woman whose birthday falls on the 1st, 16th or 30th of September? We would love to hear from you.
JOIN THE RINGER-SINGERS
Would you like to sing in a group and ring handmade bells in the docks?
Rehearsals start in July and will be held in Govan. No previous singing or musical experience is necessary- all are welcome. We aim to attend to a diversity of access and varying needs – do let us know if you have any concerns we can assist with to enable your participation.
HAVE A BELL MADE FOR YOU
Are you or your organization based in Govan? Do you think you should have your own bell made? Let us know.
PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS
There will be three public performances held on the docks on the 1st, 16th and the 30th of September.
Information on tickets and booking will be available from August.
All events will be ticketed but free, and will be bookable through this website, or in the case of the 16th, through the Glasgow Doors Open Day events program.
Please get in touch via email@example.com