ARTIST: TOM SZIRTES
TRACK: GIBBON’S RENT
LOCATION: HOLYROOD STREET
Running east to west along the northern end stretch of the railway viaduct, Holyrood Street, nee Henry Street, is a quiet thoroughfare along the Low Line route.
A vast undercroft used for decades for storing ale, wine and spirits opens out from underneath the railway tracks, while the warehouses and offices opposite are home to a variety of creative industries – and one of the areas most revered cocktail bars, which is found opposite the artwork ‘ode’ by Trinity Tristan and Tim Whiting. Warehouses 7, 8 and 9 Holyrood Street were built in the 1900s for storing goods from the docks, before moving them on by rail. A steel gateway leads into Gibbon’s Rent, a narrow secret community garden that is lined on either side with well-tended plants in pots and bits of industrial salvage.
You’ll even find a ‘Little Library’, inviting you to pause and contemplate this little-known wonder with a good book.
Tom Szirtes is a music composer, producer and digital artist based in London. Tom is best known for his productions under the deep house moniker Shur-i-kan. With a legacy of two studio albums and over fifty releases and remixes for dance music’s most influential record labels including Freerange, Lazy Days, Simple, Anjunadeep and Defected. Tom likes to explore the ‘space in between’ using a process involving the collage of found sounds. Recording and editing of his improvisation and electronic instruments to produce rich textural soundscapes.