Commissioned by Digital Catapult through their CreativeXR programme, Balance is an immersive and interactive music installation that spreads the recording of a chamber ensemble across a physical space. Multiple listeners can access the same sound-world simultaneously, and their movements within the space will affect how the piece is heard by everyone else. The first public showcase of Balance was at the Royal College of Music's Britten Theatre in London, UK, on 01/10/18.
Balance was the first piece written for, and showcased using, the Open Space platform. As a composition intended to be fully explored and deconstructed by its audience, it shares musical material equally across its performers, and considers the idea of music perspective: How can a listener's location affect the way they hear a piece of music?
Clarinet - Matthew Wilsher
Marimba - Harriet Riley
Piano - Georgie Ward
Violin - Kasia Ziminska
Cello - Carola Krebs
Composition - Liam Taylor-West
Production - Aaron May
Royal College of Music Studios
Recording Engineer - Nick Harding
Coda to Coda Studios
Recording Engineer - Aaron May
Lighting Design - Ralph Stokeld
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