Illustrious Curate UK Section of Solstice 2016

Illustrious Curate UK Section of Solstice 2016

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Martyn and his son Gabriel Ware are proud to be involved as curators and composers for solstice2016.com, an epic worldwide online cultural event.


Solstice celebrations have existed for as long as people have been looking at the sun, especially for indigenous peoples whose habitats were closely tied to the cycle of the sun and earth, the solstice was a marked point in the year. Whether celebrating the day the sun never sets, or celebrating the rebirth of sunlight after the darkest period of the year, humans have observed the seasonal milestones and created spiritual and cultural traditions reflecting the diversity of the sounds of the earth.

On June 20–21 were proud to introduce “Solstice 2016” to pilot an annual international internet celebration that allowed viewers and listeners to tune into 24 hours of live programming from around the world. Solstice 2016 draws from science, astronomy and mythology to create a global communication platform for all sorts of indigenous and artistic celebrations, covering all of earth’s time zones. Participants will performed their Solstice art in whatever medium they chose, between the hours of 17:00 and 18:00 in their time zone or create the performance in advance.