Raga Dawn

Friday 16th September 2016 to
Thursday 29th September 2016

Raga Dawn

Raga Dawn was a performance at sunrise (6:38AM) by acclaimed vocal performance artist, Caroline Bergvall, with singer Peyee Chen in a unique composition by Gavin Bryars and a site-specific sound design by Sam Grant.

Caroline Bergvall is an artist, writer and performer working across artforms, media and languages, based in London and Geneva. The recipient of many awards and commissions, her work frequently develops through exploring material traces from a range of sources: linguistic detail and typographic marks, forgotten or contemporary languages, literary documents, art and pop culture, sites and their histories, as well as physical and vocal performance modes. Starting-points and source materials emerge readily from a mixture of historic languages and contemporary cultural artifacts or political events. Her projects include poetic works, audio pieces, drawings, installations, and live performances, often in collaboration.

RAGA DAWN is a sunrise vocal performance to be performed outdoors from the last hours of the night until the very early morning. A composition for two voices (spoken and sung) and site-specific sound. A vocal and vibratory sound trajectory to ease into the slow rising of the day. It will conclude in a collective breakfast event, directly following the performance.

The work was co-produced by Metal and Festival de la Batie, Geneva.

Financial support: Ville de Genève, Etat de Genève, Fondation Wilsdorf, Fondation Göhner and Norwegian Embassy.

Musical ensemble/Project team
Concept/text/spoken performance: Caroline Bergvall
Vocal Composition: Gavin Bryars
Singer: Peyee Chen
Programmer and Vocal Treatments: Ben Corrigan
Live sound engineer: Sam Grant
Textile Artist and Costume Designer: Solomatine
Artistic Collaborator/Dramaturg: Michele Pralong
Creative Producer: Dea Vanagan / Emma Wilcox

Photo by Benedict Johnson


Friday 16th September 2016 to
Thursday 29th September 2016
11:00 - 16:00


Tilbury Cruise Terminal, Ferry Road, Tilbury
RM18 7NG


By Coach:
Book your free coach ticket from London (outside Museum of Childhood on Bethnal Green) or Southend on Sea (Chalkwell Park carpark) More details TBC.

By Rail
From Southend / London
C2C from London Fenchurch Street to Tilbury Town.

By Road
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.

Parking available outside the Tilbury Cruise Terminal, after which you will be asked to repark your car at another dedicated carpark.

Contact Detail

[email protected] 01702 470 700

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