Beating the Walls

St Augustine’s Old Schoolhouse

Palace St, Derry BT48 6PS

Beating the Walls is a musical composition for live projection, ensemble and electronics in which an animated map of Derry City walls is interpreted as a musical score. Created in memory of composer Alvin Lucier, the piece explores physical properties of sound such as resonance, propagation and beating. A drop-in workshop will be open to anyone who wishes to explore the physical properties of sound in a hands-on musical setting. All levels of musicianship welcome.


This event is part of NI Science Festival and Illuminate Festival. Funded by Derry City and Strabane District Council.


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