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Adam Chodzoko - Rising


Co-commissioned as part of Great North Run Culture by Invisible Dust and basic.fmRising: The Future of the Race is a sonic exploration of a watery imagined future for Newcastle. 

The commission will take the form of a free live performance event on 7 September, and a broadcast on basic.fm following the Great North Run on 15 September.

Free Live Performance: 7 September

The live piece, in which Chodzko will use projection, spoken word and soundtrack material to explore his image of the flooded future race, will begin at 4pm on September 7 at Tyneside Cinema. To register for free tickets, please go here.

Basic.fm Broadcast Event: 15 September

The broadcast will stream live from 3pm on September 15, the day of the race, and be available to listen here. It responds to Newcastle's freak weather of June 2012, and invisages a world where this was not a one-off 'Toon Monsoon'. Rather, the sight of the Great North runners passing over the Tyne Bridge signifies the city's ritual preperations for submergence.

Chodzko worked with Dr Claire Walsh - Researcher in Water Resources, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research - in devising this hypnotic piece about adaptation to changing environments and the realities of climate change facing our future.

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