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New stars and old stars
A show combining music and art is coming up on the Lowry Centre's event horizon. Dark Hearts of Space is a collaboration between Berlin based DJ and techno producer Dasha Rush and fellow Berlin videographer/ visual artist Stanislav Glazov.
The show will bring sound and light to a cold and dark subject - black holes in space.
Dark Hearts of Space_DHOS- fb 10 _ The Lowry _ Flickr, November 19, 2014
Dasha Rush is a Russian-born artist who practices her art on the festival circuit and both on and off the dancefloor.
Her website describes her music as "mixture of rather rare electronic experimentation and synthesized sounds more akin to the brief movement of underground music."
Stanislav Glazov works with 3D graphics. He was employed in the German film industry and founded his own studio Visuals.108. The studio specialises in production of club and concert shows, video mapping and interactive installations.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica explains black holes in this way: "A cosmic body of extremely intense gravity from which nothing, not even light, can escape.
Only the most massive stars—those of more than three solar masses—become black holes at the end of their lives. Stars with a smaller amount of mass evolve into less compressed bodies, either white dwarfs or neutron stars." ("Black hole." Britannica Library, Encyclopædia Britannica, 3 May. 2016. library-preview.eb.co.uk/levels/adult/article/15483.)
Theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking wrote about black holes in his search for a 'grand unifying theory', in his best-selling book A Brief History of Time (2005).
The Lowry opened in 2000, as part of the redevelopment of the docks, which closed in 1982. The nearby Imperial War Museum North opened in 2002.
Ten years later the Queen opened MediaCityUK, which is a very short walk from the Lowry and is where the BBC and ITV have studios. Restaurants and bars near the studios and MediaCity and Lowry include Bella Italia, Café Rouge, CAU, Harvester, Lime Bar and Dockyard. The Lowry itself has is a pre-theatre dinner offer at its Pier Eight Restaurant.
Dark Hearts of Space, DHOS 12 _ The Lowry _ Flickr.