Art rock group to conclude Rooms to Live exhibit

Rooms to Live, the inaugural exhibition in the UK by collaborative artists Derek Tyman and Andy Webster, will draw to a close on Saturday 17th February with a captivating performance by the esteemed art rock band a.P.A.t.T.

Taking place at Bury Art Museum, Rooms to Live showcased two interconnected sculptural installations, namely Trout House Replica and So the Red Rose. The Trout House Replica ingeniously recreated the interior of the Los Angeles residence where Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band crafted their groundbreaking 1969 album “Trout Mask Replica”.

Meanwhile, So the Red Rose featured a grand structure resembling a boat, imaginatively reimagining Vanda Chan’s fictional marooned houseboat ‘Arcadia’, alongside archival material relating to Captain Beefheart’s debut exhibition of paintings at Liverpool’s Bluecoat in 1972.

Over the course of 14 weeks, Rooms to Live ingeniously merged reality and fiction, while paying homage to the counterculture of the 1960s and the environmentalism movement of the 1980s. The exhibition thoroughly explored the harmonious relationship between music and art as vessels for the imagination.

On Saturday 17th February, a.P.A.t.T. will take to the stage at 2pm, followed by a DJ set from Bryan Biggs.

a.P.A.t.T. is a collective of musical artists hailing from Liverpool, known for their boundary-pushing music releases and multimedia projects.

The collective first emerged onto the scene with the completion of a C90 cassette in 1998 and has since released an impressive catalogue of 10 albums, in addition to various singles, music videos, and short films.

They have embarked on several successful tours across Europe and have received widespread critical acclaim for their work.

Bryan Biggs will curate a selection of tracks from the Magic Band’s personal record collection during their time at Trout House, alongside an eclectic mix of post-punk, jazz, contemporary rock, psychedelic, and experimental music from the 1968/69 era.

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