As part of a bold, new approach to the arts – to match a bold new interior – Central Library hosts Space-Life, an evening of immersive audio-visual artworks about the cosmos. This magical-sounding event includes a year’s worth of Nasa footage of the sun compressed into just 30 minutes as part of David Henckel’s ground breaking film, The Sun at Night, while the dome of the reading room will be the canvas for Mechanical Air, a new composition by Michael Mayhew with live flute by Gavin Osborn. The display will be accompanied by a surround-sound electro-acoustic score. There will also be debate about the meaning of life, the edge of the universe and if there is life out there, while later in this space-themed evening, DJ Entropy will be playing a remix of the music included on the Voyager gold discs. Space-Life presents a chance to experience the cosmos interpreted through body, mind and soul. Early bird tickets come off sale on Wednesday 1 October.
Sat 4 Oct, Manchester Central Library, St Peter Square, M2 5PD, 7pm – 11pm, £20 (£15, early bird), www.librarylive.co.uk
Published on: Fri 3 Oct 2014