'Your Beauty At The Heart Of Me' - Soundtrack 2015/16
Hear a live recording of one of the 2015/16 Soundtrack compositions, with lyrics composed by the resident and music composed and performed by her young composer and other musicians from Bristol Pre-Conservatoire.
Gallery: In rehearsal, Apr 15
On Saturday 25 April 2015, composers and musicians met together for a day of rehearsal in preparation for the Soundtrack 2014/15 concert. For most of the composers, this was the first time they had ever heard their work played by musicians. As well as being very exciting, this also meant that there were a few last minute edits to be made! Here is a selection of snapshots from the day, photography by Camilla Adams.
Jed's piece taking shape
Getting to grips with Jacob's piece
Residents sneak in to listen
Hard at work in rehearsal
Jon and Felix
Video: Soundtrack 2014/15
Meet the residents and composers from the 2014/15 Soundtrack project in this documentary by Camilla Adams. Featuring interviews with all participants, clips from rehearsals and footage of the final concert, which took place in the Chapel at St Monica Trust, Cote Lane on Wednesday 29th April 2015.
Video: Session with John Estacio, Oct 14
At the beginning of what looks to be a very special relationship, the students attended a session with leading Canadian composer John Estacio. They received an introduction to the composition process, listening to and studying the scores of some of John's works, and had the opportunity to question him on his life as a composer, receiving some valuable insights into the process.
Video: Soundtrack 2012
Gallery: First meeting, Nov 14
On 26 November 2014, the students and residents met for the first time at an introductory session at St Monica Trust, Cote Lane. Partnerships were established and the room was soon abuzz with flowing conversation revealing some fascinating stories. The pairs will have more meetings over the next few weeks, where the students will start developing compositional ideas based on what they hear.
Margaret and Maisie
Carlos, Peter and Jill
James and Jed
Hamish and Felix
Margaret, Maisie and Maxine
The video below was created throughout the process of our pilot in 2012. It follows the students' journeys from their intial conversations with the residents, via varying composition methods, through to the final performance at the end of the project. The final concert proved to be an emotional one for everybody, and marked the perfect end to a fascinating journey for all involved.