Compagnie Carabosse (France)
Fire alchemists Compagnie Carabosse will use scrap metal, charcoal, and even cast-off clothing to create a magical fire garden on a huge scale in and around the Cathedral itself. Carabosse are one of France's most important street arts groups, transforming streets and parks into flickering artworks that remind us of the most basic and elemental human need.
Carabosse have performed all over the world, delighting thousands of visitors from Edinburgh to Brighton with installations that inspire awe and reverence in equal measure. But for LUMIERE they're doing something truly audacious: creating a huge new piece which will be situated not only in the College gardens and the medieval cloisters, but also inside Durham's ancient Cathedral itself, filling the building with candle-light and leading the audience on an illuminated trail that evokes the journeys taken by pilgrims hundreds of years ago.
The installation will be created gradually each night from around 7pm until 10pm
See more of Carabosse's work here.
The musician playing inside the Cathedral goes by the name 'La Rose'. He hasn't recorded anything as he enjoys playing live, but is contemplating releasing a CD next year.
The musician who played outside the Cathedral is known as Orl and, as 'La Rose', hasn't recorded anything. There are a few videos available on YouTuble of Orl's previous performances: