Happy Hour: Refugium: Time, Stone, Voice and Sound

Friday 8 December 2017, 5.00PM

Speaker(s): Jon Hughes – Composer and Sound Artist Ben Elliott – Early Prehistorian Mark Edmonds – Landscape Archaeologist

Be transported to a rainforest, revisit musical treasures or experience rare recordings for the first time, all within our Entrance Hall. Guest selectors will open your ears and mind in these regular Friday evening sound experiences.

Refugium is a site-specific landscape composition created by Jon Hughes, Ben Elliott and Mark Edmonds, which uses sound to explore the history of Creswell Crags, a limestone gorge on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border, where caves contain a remarkable record of human and animal activity around the last Ice Age.

Refugium represents the culmination of a collaborative research project between the departments of Music and Archaeology at the University of York. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and in partnership with the British Library and Creswell Heritage Trust.

Location: British Library St Pancras