A video interpretation of Benjamin Britten’s Passacaglia (Op. 33b), commissioned by the BBC Symphony Orchestra to complement my existing video-set for the Four Sea Interludes. In the piece I continue to follow architectural elements into abstraction, this time in my home-town––from the Barbican’s brutalist silhouettes to Blackfriars Bridge. While operating the video live on stage, I became a part of the ensemble: visible to audiences and musicians alike. The piece premiered at Aldeburgh Music Festival in June ‘15 and made its London premiere at the Barbican Hall in February ‘16 .
Format: HD, approx. 10 min. [approx. 30 min. with the Four Sea Interludes]
Direction, design and animation: Tal Rosner
Commissioned by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Aldeburgh Music, UK 2015-16.
© Rehearsal photos: Garry Maclennan