BRASS 2012 saw the one and only performance of an original piece of music by renowned electronic composer Scanner was performed at Victor Pasmore’s iconic Apollo Pavilion on 23 June 2012. The piece was witnessed by a classical quartet who immediately took their memories of the piece and rehearsed it for a new performance in front of further witnesses.
This process was then repeated over a month with each further ‘witness’ passing the piece on. This was done without the use of manuscript or recording technology, relying purely on their memory of the piece. As the chain of ‘witnesses’ continued, the project explored the idea of memory and interpretation and how we translate, transform and process information through our personality, history and identity. Assisting the migration of Scanner’s music across County Durham were local singers and musicians, brass bands, young people and visiting international street bands. This is a documentary of the project.
15 July 2020
Watch for free on Youtube, link coming soon.