An innovative immersive film experiment with the Sacconi String Quartet for the 2104 Bristol Proms. The Quartet performed Beethoven's Opus 132 in the intimate setting of the Studio Theatre, with the audience sitting in the round. The performance was visually enhanced with projections behind each of the four musicians, with a view to making the music and its themes more accessible to the uninitiated. Live vj-ing was used to layer a portrait-style projection of each musician as they played with extreme closeup shots of their instruments. Additional mood lighting was used to reflect the different phases in the music in relation to the autobiographical nature of Beethoven's Opus.
Aston, J. The Sacconi Quartet - Beethoven 132 at the Bristol Proms