Multi-sensory performance SENTINEL returns to Waterside for Manchester Science Festival
Sentinel – Climate Change in Sound & Light returns to Waterside, Sale this October with stunning new data visualisations, music and original video content, as part of Manchester Science Festival.
Sentinel is a multi-sensory journey through the present and future effects of global warming, creating a layered perspective on the planet’s most urgent issue and is conceived and composed by Richard Evans (previously a keyboardist with James).
Lush synths and electro-rhythms mix with live vocals, data art, laser lighting and video for this captivating show inspired by themes of climate change and forced migration. The soundtrack of analogue synths is accompanied by award-winning artist Valentina D’efilippo’s stunning visuals (co-author, The Infographic History of the World), which are created directly from climate and migrant data, along with live vocals performed by Charlotte Dalton.
Prior to the performance, leading scientists will discuss the show’s themes in a panel talk, followed by a question and answer session. Panel members include bio-ethicist Dr Sarah Chan (Chancellor’s Fellow at the Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh), Dr Joanne Pennock (Immunologist, University of Manchester), and Richard Evans (creator, composer and performer of Sentinel) and they explore and discuss climate change and migration and their wider impact on human evolution, both in the past and the future.
Sentinel is created by Richard Evans and produced by Cold Star Media with support from Arts Council England, Manchester Science Festival, Waterside and the University of Salford.
Richard states: “I am delighted to be returning to Waterside as part of Manchester Science Festival, with a creative response to the most urgent issues we face today. The show blends art with science and has evolved during the last year with new visualisations, video and music to explore the different aspects of the climate change scenario.”
Sentinel will be performed live on Thursday 25 October at Waterside in Sale, Trafford, with the panel discussion starting at 19:00, followed by the performance at 20:15.