Date: 
Friday, May 27, 2011 - 17:20

Nearly 100 musicians will be creating a musical event like no other at the Eden Project next week.

Unplugged, on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, will be a zero carbon event, created without amplifiers and performed acoustically. It will be held across the Outdoor Biome, taking advantage of the former clay pit’s natural acoustics and showing off Eden’s ready-made amphitheatre.

The musical extravaganza will be performed by local musicians, composers and choirs, including the Eden and Imerys choirs and the BBC Proms Cornwall Family Orchestra among others.

Unplugged, which forms part of Eden’s tenth birthday celebrations, is part of the ongoing collaboration between Eden and Cape Farewell. Cape Farewell is a creative project that aims to engage people in the subject of climate change by combining science with music and the arts.

This event has been created by London-based composer, Tim Sutton along with Vicky Long, producer for Cape Farewell. The music itself has been inspired by different folk traditions, the history of clay mining and Eden’s own Climate Revolution to form a piece that is both a call to arms and a celebration of restoration and renewal.

Vicky said: “It’s very exciting to be working with so many musicians from right across Cornwall. We’ve had a lot of fun in workshops and are looking forward to getting out on site and surprising visitors with our performance.”

The performances will take place on Friday, June 3 at 4pm and on Saturday, June 4 at 1pm and 4pm. The musicians will be positioned so everyone at Eden can enjoy Unplugged from wherever they are on site.

To find out more about Cape Farewell, go to: http://www.edenproject.com/whats-it-all-about/people-and-learning/music-and-art/climate-change-arts-programme.php