CELLAR DOOR events take place in open public spaces and peculiar venues, locating and closely connecting musical materials with their surrounding environment.
‘Cellar door’ is widely cited as one of the most beautiful combinations of words in the English language, purely in terms of its sound, regardless of its trivial meaning. The CELLAR DOOR series refers to this mystery, asking us to think of sound perhaps in a similar way. To consider how music situations flicker on the surfaces of ordinary urban and architectural structures, playing with the invisible grid of spaces they may occupy.
Whether site-specific, or site-adjusted, the works presented in the series pose the question of how music communicates with its surroundings, how multiple elements of the event coexist in open public environments, and where pedestrians’ and audiences’ paths cross. In the spirit of the accidental and the unnoticed, housing both bold and subtle gestures, the place and site of each CELLAR DOOR is illuminated and transformed.
Launched in May 2021.
i. Bikes and Harmonicas by Daniil Pilchen.
For six cycling musicians.
29th May, 2021
Location: Kensington Gardens, London, U.K.
Roxanna Albayati, Stuart Beard, Daniel Ehrlich, Marat Ingeldeev, Alex Nikiporenko, James Oldham.