As part of PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial 2019, a critically acclaimed free festival produced in Hull by Absolutely Cultured, we will be hosting Requiem for the 21st Century in the Project Space. The installation is an immersive sound experience by Iraqi oud player, multi-instrumentalist and composer Khyam Allami.
The piece takes its inspiration from the rich accumulation of myth and history that surrounds the oud, to create an immersive microtonal experience that melds the physical, mythical and acoustic elements of the instrument and the Arabic maqam tonal system.
Requiem for the 21st Century is conceived as a powerful, ever-changing requiem for the troubled 21st century, offering each visitor a moment to contemplate our millennium so far, while commemorating those we have lost.
Requiem for the 21st Century will be open across the weekend at Humber Street Gallery. Visits to the installation are not ticketed, but you must obtain a free ticket to attend the Q&A on Saturday 13 July.
Commissioned by Opera North
Humber Street Gallery is a contemporary art space nestled in the heart of the city’s Fruit Market cultural quarter. Housed in a former fruit warehouse, the gallery will showcase the best in contemporary visual arts from the shocking to the sublime. The gallery seeks to generate debate, push boundaries, encourage new ways of thinking and inspire with a packed programme designed to appeal to those both familiar and not so familiar with the arts.