April 9, 2011

Music for deconsecration



The footage is of Roy Montgomery performing in a sound art/experimental music event at St Luke's church, Kilmore Street, Christchurch, in March 2009. Roy performs rarely and this is one of those times when I've kicked myself for not going -- it is absolutely unrepeatable. The historic gothic revival church was so badly hit in the February 22 earthquake that it must be demolished. Tomorrow morning (Sunday April 10) it is to be deconsecrated by the Anglican Bishop of Christchurch, ahead of its demolition.