The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival presents an immersive live performance that takes audiences on a journey through the different textures of darkness and light.
“Stillness is a solo performance of live sounds, electronics and field recordings, shaped on my experience of Shetland and its soundscapes, and shifting on the balance beam of light and darkness, of the heard and unheard.” Renzo Spiteri
Renzo Spiteri is a Shetland-based composer, percussionist and sound and multi-media artist who uses the sonic environment around him as primary source material that not only sets the tone to his work but is also a powerful source of inspiration. For his first performance on Lewis, he presents a work that moves and floats between natural sounds, recorded from above and below the sea’s surface and his live playing, elements that are weaved into a very particular sonic tapestry.
This show is currently being planned as a limited capacity event due to expected social distancing restrictions.
Please note that An Lanntair has put in place stringent systems to help mitigate risks from COVID-19 in its building and across its activities to keep staff and the public safe. Details can be found at https://lanntair.com/visit-us-safely/. A Coronavirus Risk Assessment specific to the Hebridean Dark Skies Festival will be in place for all festival events.
The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival will run from Friday 5 February to Thursday 18 February, and is led by An Lanntair in partnership with Calanais Visitor Centre, Stornoway Astronomical Society, Gallan Head Community Trust, and Lews Castle College UHI.
The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival is part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Outer Hebrides LEADER 2014-2020 programme. We also want to say a huge thank you to Caledonian MacBrayne for supporting this year’s festival.