Festival 2018

Heart and Breath

Wednesday 5 December, 8–9.15pm (2018)

Trinity Buoy Wharf

PRICE: £10–£18

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Richard Reed Parry Music for Heart and Breath
Nicole Lizée Black MIDI
Christopher Mayo Beast

Richard Reed Parry keys into the most basic of all rhythms, the human heartbeat, for his Music for Heart and Breath. Instrumentalists are connected to stethoscopes, their heartbeats act as a metronome and their breath the downbeat of a conductor’s baton. As each individual’s body-rhythms are different, so is each performance of Music for Heart and Breath, providing a unique experience for both audience and performers. The programme also features Christopher Mayo’s Beast and a UK premiere of Nicole Lizée’s Black MIDI, all performed in London’s only lighthouse.

Black MIDI is co-commissioned by Spitalfields Music, Avanti! and Gaudeamus Muziekweek with
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The Riot Ensemble
Conductor Aaron Holloway-Nahum
Guest performer Richard Reed Parry


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Venue information

Trinity Buoy Wharf

90 York Way
N1 9AG
United Kingdom


Kings Cross St Pancras Underground Station (8 mins)

Walking times are given in brackets.


To plan your quickest route by bus, use TFL’s journey planner.

Trinity Buoy Wharf is London’s only lighthouse. The original lighthouse was constructed in 1852 and demolished in the 1920s. The lighthouse that now stands today is home to a thriving centre for the arts that features a number of exciting events in one of the most unusual settings across London.