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The Sacconi Quartet - Beethoven 132 at the Bristol Proms

Aston, Judith


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Dr Judith Aston
Wallscourt Associate Professor in Immersive Media


Judith Aston, James Gates, Michael Sides, Sacconi Quartet
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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

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Conference Name The Sacconi Quartet - Beethoven 132 at the Bristol Proms
Start Date Jul 30, 2014
End Date Jul 30, 2014
Keywords Bristol, proms, Sacconi Quartet, Judith Aston, live vjing, multiple projections, expanded film
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Additional Information Additional Information : I devised and directed this project - working with Tom Morris and the Sacconi Quartet to come up with the concept and then with James Gates, Michael Sides, Jonathan James and the Sacconi Quartet to implement it.
Corporate Creators : Michael Sides, James Gates, Jonathan James, Sacconi Quartet


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