Hear the tide of the Thames Estuary transformed into music, performed live in the unique venue of Tilbury Cruise terminal.
Floodtide - music from the tide
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September, 12:50-1:50pm, Lower Landing Stage, Tilbury Cruise Liner Terminal, FREE.
As part of 2016’s Estuary Festival, composer John Eacott will be presenting his sonification work Floodtide, which makes music from the flow of tidal water. A submerged sensor in the Thames Estuary at Tilbury will gather information from tidal flow that is converted into musical notation and read from screens or mobile phones by musicians. Members of the Southend brass band, and those from Saint Nazaire, Brittany, amongst others, will ‘play the tide’ in the unusual concert venue of Tilbury Cruise Liner terminal.
Additionally on Sunday 18th September at 11.30am, John Eacott will be discussing the work in the Salon, Tilbury Cruise Terminal.
Address: Lower Landing Stage, Tilbury Cruise Terminal, Ferry Road, Tilbury, Thurrock, RM18 7NG
HS2 from St Pancras to Gravesend - short walk to Gravesend Ferry - Ferry direct to Tilbury Cruise Terminal Landing Stage (see here for ferry prices)
From Southend / London
C2C from London Fenchurch Street to Tilbury Town.
Then short bus ride from station - No. 99 (not Sundays)
From the West (London)
M25 / Junction 30 /A13 eastbound (Tilbury and Southend).
Exit onto A1089/ Dock Approach Rd Continue to follow A1089.
Take 2nd exit at the "ASDA / McDonalds" to Port.
Continue past the Port of Tilbury entrance on the right
Continue as far as the road takes you. Cruise Terminal at the end.
From The East (Southend / Basildon / Pitsea..)
Follow the A13 towards the M25 and leave at the A1089 exit.
Continue as above.
Travel to Gravesend High Street - Parking available - short walk to Gravesend to Tilbury Ferry Terminal. Ferry direct to Tilbury Cruise Terminal Landing Stage
Ferry Times - please see here - please note, the ferry will be running on Sunday 18th to support the Shorelines programme.
Floodtide is supported by Nortek, and presented by Estuary 2016.