AMALGAMS: was a collaborative exploration of moving image, sound, music and place. Set within the unique heritage setting of the John Wesley Chapel Bristol this one-off performance on 31st October 2015 followed a two-month period of meaningful engagement with the Chapel. Rich in history, form and materiality with abundant acoustic and spatial qualities the Chapel itself acts as a point of departure for the exchange of ideas through which collaborative methods have been explored. The natural pace, movement, and rhythms connected to the space, unraveled aurally and visually, prompt an instinctive connection with the Halloween moon and the marking and passing of time itself.
Traversing conventional formats this evening event of classical, choral, electronic and visual soundscapes tests the dimensions of improvisation, performance and art installation uniting artists from diverse scenes and backgrounds.