Audio | Visual | Architectural | Installation
Layered within the 5 floors of heritage site Brixton Windmill, evolving through each floor to converge at the summit. Using field recordings, prepared piano and visuals to explore the traditional, contemporary and diverse culture of Brixton.
The piece progresses with each level as you ‘climb’ responding to different elements of Brixton’s culture. On the final floor all layers of the work are combined to create the summit of the experience.
The music was created using samples recorded around Brixton and within the windmill itself. It also features prepared piano motifs tuned to the field recordings. The visuals are designed to work in harmony with the music, further immersing the audience as they move through the building.
Music by Gestalt
Visuals by Playing Field
About Brixton Windmill
Friends of Windmill Gardens – A local residents’ group established in 2003.
Their aim is to restore the Windmill and to transform the surrounding park into an area that will be valued by all the local community.
Gestalt; an organised whole perceived as more than the sum of its parts. A collaborative project directed & curated by composers Joel Wells & Abi Wade; With a sole focus on creating experimental music works and soundscapes, which have an intrinsic relationship to visual art. Variable 01 was written in collaboration with pianist Hinako Omori.
About Playing Field
A creative communication studio comprised of a fluid network of highly experienced creative people. Producing forward-thinking and engaging work.