Staff and students from the Contemporary Music department have been collaborating with an artist, Ballet Cymru and a male voice choir on a very interesting cross-discipline project.
Cold Rolling is a dance/sonic experience inspired by the South Wales valleys town of Ebbw Vale, once the largest steel production site in Europe. John Hardy, our Head of Contemporary Music, is working with the artist Tanja Raman, Ballet Cymru and the local male voice choir, made up of many former steel workers. They’ve been at the college rehearsing and recording the soundtrack for the piece in our new Dora Stoutzker Hall, which will then be remixed by creative music technology students.
The project is part of Adain Avion, a mobile art space created from the fuselage of a DC-9 airplane that will tour Wales in the summer of 2012. It will be part of the London 2012 Festival and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Read Adain Avion’s blog post about the project.