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theartsdesk in Newcastle: The AV Festival

theartsdesk in Newcastle: The AV Festival

Energy is the theme of the electronic arts festival in the North-East

Condemned Bulbes came from Montreal's Artificiel, but the incandescent light bulb was invented by a son of SunderlandCaroline Hayeur
At seven o'clock on a Friday night, with the first spring twilight of the year as a backdrop, Newcastle’s Civic Centre reverberated to a new composition for its Carillon bells. Mingling eerily with birdsong, it marked a rather different start to the weekend from the hoards of hen nights getting ready for a night on the Toon. This was the opening night of AV, the biennial international festival of electronic arts.
Amongst evidence of pigeon inhabitation, giant speakers played on the building’s acoustic frequencies. It certainly gave the seagulls something to think about

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