Category: Show Related artist: IOU

The catalyst for Vortex is the unique and surprisingly beautiful sound produced by a vortex cannon, created by physicist, inventor and BBC science presenter Jem Stansfield. The four metre long, steel vortex cannon when fired vertically produces a vortex ring which shoots thousands of feet into the sky at very high speed – tracing a path to the edge of our breathable atmosphere.

In collaboration with composer Yannis Kyriakides, contemporary music ensemble musikFabrik, Jem Stansfield and the University of Huddersfield, IOU is creating Vortex – a music and sound project which continues the theme of natural forces and phenomena developed from IOU’s Artistic Director David Wheeler’s time in Antarctica.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2013
  • Length: 5 minutes
  • Scale: Large scale
  • Capacity: 500-2000
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: Non-text based
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages