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Music, from 24 Jan 2019, £4-£12




Following sold out runs in Norwich and Colchester in 2016/17, experimental audio/visual collective [UNIT] returns for 2019 to present a new work of site-specific, multi-sensory, immersive performance and installation. Audiences will be able to explore the Norwich Arts Centre auditorium as the quartet of artists and musicians create a “magical, complex experience” (Outline Magazine) that is like “having a 21st Century hallucination inside a machine, where the noise of circuitry and human warmth merge. Breathtaking and unforgettable.” (Electronic Sound Magazine.”

The first version of [UNIT] debuted in 2016 at the Shoe Factory Social Club in Norwich to sold out audiences and critical acclaim, staged within a custom built 360 degree immersive ‘stage’ of seven video projection screens and an octophonic sound system within which audiences were able to mingle in and amongst the performers who were based at the centre of a 9 meter diameter circle.

This new iteration will be site specific to the Norwich Arts Centre auditorium and the group will spend two days creating a bespoke installation and performance before opening to the public who will be presented with both an installation experience and the opportunity to attend one or more of the six live performances that are being held. There will also be the chance for members of the public to visit the group during the second half of the creation process to get a greater feel of their creative processes.

This version of [UNIT] is a collaboration between composer and sound artist Bill Vine, composer and musician
Anthony Bailey, musician Felicity Vine and video artist Henry Driver. Bill and Anthony return from the first version, with the second Vine (who can more usually be found performing with the London Symphony and BBC Symphony Orchestras) and Driver being new additions for this run.

[UNIT] creates music that is challenging but accessible using a variety of wind, electronic, percussion and other instruments, blending improvisation, classical composition and direct audience interaction. Driver, who has shown his work internationally in Berlin, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Toronto, Sydney and Montreal, alongside exhibitions at Tate Liverpool, Tate Britain, The Barbican and Whitechapel Gallery, will utilise the sounds created to create and manipulate the live visual element for an holistic, immersive experience.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshments

Children welcomeDisabled access

Cafe bar; disabled access to foyer, auditorium, downstairs cafe area; disabled toilet

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 24 Jan 2019 14:00 to 21:00
Fri 25 Jan 2019 14:00 to 21:00
Thursday 24th January: Installation Exhibition 1pm-2pm and 3pm-6pm
Thursday 24th January: Live Performances at 2pm, 6pm and 8pm
Friday 25th January: Installation Exhibition 10am-2pm and 3pm-6pm
Friday 25th January: Live Performances at 2pm, 6pm and 8pm

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Map reference: TG 226088  Lat: 52.63126 Long: 1.28793

By Road:
From London, approach Norwich on the A11. Keep going along this road until you reach the inner ring road (there will be shops straight ahead on St. Stephens Street). Turn left at the roundabout on to Chapelfield Road, then keep going (past the Chapelfield shopping mall), until you reach the next roundabout. At this point the Roman Catholic Cathedral will be on your left. Go straight over this roundabout, underneath a pedestrian bridge and take the right hand lane for the traffic lights. Turn right onto St. Benedicts Street. This part of St. Benedicts is one-way, and you will fork left on to St. Swithins Road. From here, there are various car parks nearby or on-street parking (metered) on St. Benedicts Street (15p for 15mins, or free after 6pm) - please note there are limited places and some parts of St. Benedicts are permit parking only.

By Public Transport:
Norwich Train Station is 1.1 miles away from Norwich Arts Centre, and is approximately 15 mins walk or 7 mins by taxi. The station has direct mainline links to London, as well as links to Peterborough (for mainline services to the north of the country) and local services for the county and East Anglia. For more information on services, please visit National Rail Enquiries.


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Cafe bar; disabled access to foyer, auditorium, downstairs cafe area; disabled toilet