Open Bridges at the Stage at the Dock

The culmination of Open Bridges is the world premiere of a new acousmatic composition ‘Moments in Time’ by Hull based BAFTA award winning composer John Stead. Electro Acoustic Ensemble director, John will diffuse the live music - featuring found sounds recorded from Hull bridge opening mechanisms - in octophonic sound at TheStage@TheDock The programme includes … Continue reading Open Bridges at the Stage at the Dock


Open Bridges Workshop Pearson Primary

We're working with our Open Bridges team to put the various parts together - the bridges, the river journey, the music premiere, and we've started the workshop programme. Pearson Primary School was the destination for our first Open Bridges workshop last week. Creative writer Christina Lewis and I spent the morning with Miss Northen's year … Continue reading Open Bridges Workshop Pearson Primary

Listening to Hull’s Bridges

We're delighted to be working with composer John Stead for the the Open Bridges music commission which will be premiered on 22nd September at the Stage@theDock. It's going to be amazing and we're very excited about it.  We've known John for a long time, but a chance meeting and effusive conversation in the supermarket aisle … Continue reading Listening to Hull’s Bridges

Hull Bridges – Scale Lane

Open Bridges is underway! We'll be posting regular updates here on the blog. The visual content of the website is part of the project and will evolve as the river journey and music commission progress. So, Hull and bridges...Hull is a city of bridges linking the east and west banks of the river - swing … Continue reading Hull Bridges – Scale Lane

The Bridges of Hull – a Love Story

We are delighted that Open Bridges is go, full steam ahead. It's easy to remember the date - the autumnal equinox, Friday 22nd September 2017. We're working with our various project partners to make it all happen. But let's start with a story, a lovely piece of writing by Humber Keel Comrade's Sailing Master, John … Continue reading The Bridges of Hull – a Love Story