Bandgladesh performs an audiovisual concert that takes place within an inflatable 60 square meters white cloth. A specially composed sound and lighting work accompanies a concatenation of film sequences, created between the premises of the video action and the narrative interplay of abstract images.
Live at the bubble is both a concert and a movie, one and another framed in the unique sensory experience of being inside a white space without references. The public is invited to come in, sit or lie down comfortably and experience the sound and visual relationship that unfolds.
The fabric comes as a perceptual space where light, sound and image form an organic network that aims to provide a sublime experience to the audience.
Can you see?
The use of inflatable bubble-fabric within the space marks the starting point of the sensorial journey that Bandgladesh seek to establish. The perceptional space is conceived as a transitional step where viewers are invited to experience an insight into their senses. The idea is to cause an unfocused way to look that evokes a hypnogogic state, guided by sound and images, in order to stimulate the dreams and fantasy. The light-work is thought to behave parallelly with the sound and image, following a light drama that creates spaces within the space. Lighting generates intimacy saturating and/or emptying certain areas of the bubble. Light is projected from outside the fabric and filtered by it.
The bubble is a mouldable space, its plasticity uniqueness is used to generate a video mapping system designed to work at the same time with sound and light. This special feature of the bubble represents a challenging mutable video display. In this way the images are not only evolving with the light and sound, but also with the constant dynamic development of the bubble created by the air volume. The images projected through the fabric display movement and dance sequences interconnected with abstract images, visual curiosities, intriguing landscapes, social upheavals, ecological facts and political actions . . . .
Can you hear?
The actual dialogue established between the spatial structure, the light and the image has to be linked and ultimately sublimated by sound.
Conceiving the bubble as an active space, we intend to recreate sounds that generate emancipating images in the public. In this case a fair proportion of electronic and acoustic instruments create a multilayered atmosphere that enhances and intensifies the viewing experience. Here, the presence of the musician-performer is insignificant, casual; on the contrary, the very reality of the audience, space, images, sound and time are the main protagonists.
Due to its hypnotic characteristic and circular interplay we will use several handpans at once in order to create melodic and rhythmic sequence sets. In these acoustic scores a trumpet and a N'gony will intensify the handpan progressions by adding lines of solo and duo melody and compositional deconstruction patterns.