On Thursday 28th March 2024 we hosted a unique musical happening for 2 hours in Bottle Alley as part of our current run of work in the space.
We created a 20 minute pre-recorded music to light sequence for the alley’s 1524 lights and lined the space with speakers for the great folk of Hastings and St Leonards to congregate and promenade amongst. Most people chose to walk or dance their way through the space constantly moving up and down.
The low tide and galeforce winds formed a dramatic backdrop to the event adding to the often intense atmosphere. It was a truly magical experience, a shared collective appreciation of music/ darkness/ light/ togetherness. It was beautiful to see young and old people spontaneously dancing together to Sheffield Bleep in a storm, in an alley, in the dark.

No marks were made in the making of this artwork but the memories will remain.

Thank you to @starskyandhatch and @selkieseafoodbar for supporting the event. @miss_mmm for being our backbone and guiding us through. Our wonderful and generous volunteers for the audience counting. for the soundsystem. @StirlingSecurityServices for their excellent staff. Also thanks to Aaron Woods for continued and unwavering support.

– WIld Signals (close encounters ost): John Williams
– Flutters: Church Andrews & Matt Davies
– Windowlicker: Aphex Twin
– Dance: ESG
– Love is the Message: MFSB
– Black Umberella: Broadcast
-Tour De France: Kraftwerk
– Testfour: Sweet Exorcist
– Unknown Bach compostion: Wendy Carlos
– Night on Bald Mountain: Modest Mussorgsky