Introducing our arts programme for bluedot 2023, including exclusive collaborations with Opera North and The Kazimier across our Outer Space arts village!
Taal Yatra by Opera North
Whirling around you, jumping from tree to tree, Opera North’s Taal Yatra uses the rhythms of tabla and dholak (India), daf and doumbek (Persia) and djembe (West Africa) to soundtrackshafts of coloured light converging and spinning throughout bluedot’s arboretum. ‘Taal yatra’, meaning ‘journey of rhythm”, sees tabla maestro and composer Shahbaz Hussain’s array of South Asian percussion combine with sounds from two other traditions: the doumbek, an Arabic goblet drum played by Arian Sadr, and the West African djembe, played by Ivorian griot and master percussionist Sidiki Dembele.
Cloud Chamber by Typething Collective
Introducing the Cloud Chamber, an extraordinary interactive sound and light installation and stage. Step into a world where you hold the reins, effortlessly crafting captivating visuals and enchanting melodies. Engage with the tactile interface, and unlock a realm where light, sound, and smoke harmoniously blend together, empowering you to shape unparalleled and immersive encounters within a customized setting.By day, join bubble making workshops that will transport you to a realm of whimsy, partake in unique interactive storytelling experiences that will ignite your imagination, and be captivated by mesmerizing musical performances.
Celestial Sound Cloud by Pif-Paf
The Celestial Sound Cloud (S an interactive digital sound and light sculpture inspired by cosmic clouds and nebulas the clouds of dust and gases in which stars are formed Its beautiful swooping mirror layered material sits elusively and tantalisingly in its environment – stunning by day or night.
Constantly changing with new groups and moods ebbing and flowing, Celestial Sound Cloud builds a sense of beauty, discovery and the creation of a special space by encouraging the audience to interact, sing, move and dance beneath, creating their own visual experience and soundscape
Origins by The Kazimier
Liverpool’s Kazimier transform Jodrell Bank’s arboretum into Origins, featuring family activities throughout the day before transforming into a late night ambient experience featuring firepits, mechanical sculptures, a self-playing gamelan and live DJs. Witness each sculpture acting as a cog in a unique music making machine all brought to life with specially-curated music and a lazer and light show.