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Performing Collaboration

  On a Sunday in October I spent an enchanted afternoon at Tate Modern enjoying the very last day of the Tino Sehgal commission for the Turbine Hall. This piece has been promoted as the first ‘performance’ to be commissioned for this dramatic space. But for me it was considerably more than performance. It was

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Vocal Migrations by Kathy Hinde

Our current artistic commission is Vocal Migrations by Kathy Hinde. Kathy has been collaborating with a wide range of people both here in Bedford and her home town of Bristol, creating open compositions for choir and electronics, and developing a new portable electronic device for use by live performers, inspired by how bats echo locate.

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Even A Stopped Clock is Right Twice a Day

    On Saturday we joined artist Aaron Head, winner of our most recent mini commissionon a guided tour of Bedford, ending with his new public artwork Even A Stopped Clock is Right Twice a Day. Join us on another tour this coming Saturday, 10th November 2pm (free, but places are limited so book online),

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Being in the choir

  Thanks to Jennie, I get to have a moment’s reflection on our recently completed summer commission, the Concerto Magnificent with composer Johnny Parry. Jennie has done a sterling job uploading photo sets from the project, onto this our new blog. For once, thinking about why we do what we do, I can write as

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Concerto Magnificent

  Concerto Magnificent: An Anthology of All Things Composed by Johnny Parry in collaboration with the people of Bedfordshire, performed by a new community choir at Bedford Corn Exchange 27th September 2012 Commissioned and Produced by Bedford Creative Arts Photography by Darren Marsh    

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