"If you would influence the future, study the past." - Confucius
The promotion of contemporary music at the Blackie is a good example of how the Blackie approaches its cultural programming, Firstly it is of its time - the Blackie promotes modern works across the art forms. Secondly it reflects the interests of the artists who worked there. Thirdly we built relationships with specific artists who then visited us on more than one occasion, and finally the artists not only performed but usually ran workshops, including workshops for young people.
Anna Lockwood is a distinguished New Zealand composer, now called Annea Lockwood and resident in America. She first came to Liverpool in 1967 when Wendy Harpe promoted her Glass Concert (in which Anna made music from a range of glass - from striking long glass rods of varying lengths to dropping glass beads into metal containers) at the Bluecoat Chambers. Read More
Three day residency by Colin Stiff, William Monical, and Phillip Wechsman at the Blackie in 1970. Programme as below, laid out as we advertised it. It was a mixture of electronic and contemporary acoustic music and so is under both heads.