On 29th November, the pioneers of grindcore, Napalm Death will team up with artist Keith Harrison at Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion to quite literally break the boundaries of art.
The gig will use a PA system filled with liquid clay, which will demonstrate the awesome power of sound. The clay will change with the music, at first cracking, crumbling and then exploding. Whilst this is a demonstration of power, it is also a metaphor for change, Napalm Death front man Mark ‘Barney’ Greenway, said: “Sound as a weapon – or a weapon of change – is a very interesting concept”.
The Victoria and Albert Museum cancelled a concert due to fears that their legendary rock would destroy priceless artefacts, but the DLWP have agreed to host this explosive gig, despite being Grade I listed and the first building to ever be built in the modernist style, in 1935. Hopefully the concrete and steel arts centre will stand up to the band, who boasted that their music was so loud it could make fans sick.
The choice of group was easy for Harrison, saying: “We needed a group with a lot of attitude to show the power of sound, and the energy that it has to destroy. Napalm Death was my band of choice.” Harrison is covering his specially made speakers with yellow and blue tiles, reflecting the tower blocks of his home town, near West Bromwich.
Napalm Death is currently on their UK tour before they start to tour Europe.
This is event is being live streamed here