Open Bridges: Wilmington

As part of Open Bridges we recorded the working movements of many of the bridges. There were many images that we didn't use then as part of the project, but would like to share now. These photographs were taken when we visited Wilmington bridge on 19th June last year and show the working mechanism of … Continue reading Open Bridges: Wilmington

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Summer Solstice Musique Concrète

Thank you to everybody who came to the live quadraphonic performance of the Open Bridges music – ‘Moments in Time’ – by the composer John Stead to accompany the Open Bridges film at Beverley Art Gallery on the Summer Solstice 2018. We were delighted to welcome Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for the East Riding of … Continue reading Summer Solstice Musique Concrète

Open Bridges Summer Solstice ‘Moments in Time’ Live Performance

There will be a live quadraphonic performance of the Open Bridges music – ‘Moments in Time’ - by the composer John Stead to accompany the Open Bridges film at Beverley Treasure House and Art Gallery, East Riding of Yorkshire, on Thursday, 21 June, at 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start. The event will be finished by … Continue reading Open Bridges Summer Solstice ‘Moments in Time’ Live Performance

A Ghostly View

Open Bridges Hull - excerpts of Moments in Time, the world premiere of the live musique concrete diffusion for Open Bridges by John Stead. Autumn equinox 2017 A ghostly view of the world premiere of the new acousmatic composition for Open Bridges. Electro Acoustic Ensemble director, John diffused the live music featuring found sounds of … Continue reading A Ghostly View

Open Bridges Jigsaw

Operationally the logistics required to make Open Bridges happen presented many challenges. Every challenge was overcome and when the city had separated and reunited,  and the vessels sailed out into the darkness of the Humber, the world premiere of John Stead's new musique concrète work took place before a capacity audience at Hull's Stage at … Continue reading Open Bridges Jigsaw

Moments in Time by John Stead

We were delighted when BAFTA winning composer John Stead accepted our request to compose a new musical work as the culmination of Open Bridges to take place during the freedom season of Hull's City of Culture year. The world premiere of John's piece, Moments in Time was a wonderful, quite surreal experience.  The music, diffused … Continue reading Moments in Time by John Stead

Music Premiere Composer’s Notes

Open Bridges Hull: For the first time in Hull’s history the city will be split in two when all Hull’s 13 bridges will be simultaneously raised or barriered, momentarily denying the freedom of movement east or west across the River Hull. On September 22nd Open Bridges will signify the vital role bridges play in our … Continue reading Music Premiere Composer’s Notes

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

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