Jodrell moves

Jem Finer came to Mezz last night. It was a fascinating evening and good to hear Jem talk about projects of his that I have know about for some time from a distance, such as Longplayer and Score for a Hold in the Ground. However, the best was at the end when he showed a short film of First Light, a one-hour ‘performance’ of the main radio-telescope at Jodrell Bank. For that hour he and artist Ansuman Biswas were given control of the telescope, which they made ‘perform’ with lighting, sounds from contact mikes on the structure itself, and music by Jem. Stunning, atmospheric and so majestic. Thanks Jem for a great evening. (image by I. Morison (JBO))