Bach the Minimalist

A collaboration with La Tempête

Bach the Minimalist is an audio visual show created in collaboration with ensemble orchestra La Tempête and brings together the live orchestra with a complex geometric stage design.

The music repertoire fuses Johann Sebastian Bach with minimalist contemporary music from Steve Reich, John Adams, Henryk Górecki, Knut Nystedt  and Jehan Alain.  The visuals are designed to bring out patterns and repetition in the music as well as highlight emotional undertones and subtleties in the repertoire.

For this project I created a complex set of structures that sit throughout the orchestra onstage.   Removing the divide between player and visual and immersing the orchestra in a visual landscape.

The complex mapping is achieved using the Mad Mapper video mapping software and for the performance I use live visual software Resolume so that I can intuitive perform the visuals alongside the orchestra.

 

 

Conductor and director of La Tempête : Simon-Pierre Bestion

Art Direction: Jemma Woolmore

Live video performance: Jemma Woolmore

Production: La Tempête

 

 

 

Past Performances

  • 2019 April 30, Limoges Opera, FR
  • 2019 Mar 29, Dominicains de Haute Alsace, FR
  • 2019 Mar 26, Scene Nationale Brive, FR
  • 2019 Jan 13, Sophie Dessus Auditorium, Uzerche FR