We've been working with curator and composer Iain Chambers on the Bascule Chamber Concerts for three years now. The concerts take place during Totally Thames within the evocative brick-lined underground space inside Tower Bridge which is rarely open to the public, the cathedral-like acoustic has turned the bridge into an instrument in its own right in the past.
Soon the Bascule Chambers will be launching two artist opportunities to be part of 2017's concerts in September. These opportunities are open to all artists regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, and they would particularly like to showcase the work of black and minority ethnic artists (BAME).
This year's Bascule Chambers Concerts are calling on...
- Musicians: To create and perform a new piece responding to this unique setting in Tower Bridge
- Performance Poets: To create an immersive Spoken Word 'sound walk', taking audiences from street level to the Bascule Chamber space, and to perform during the 14 concerts
To register your interest or ask any questions, email email@example.com and you will be the first to hear about the Open Call.
Watch previous Bascule Chamber Concert here
Read The Wire magazine's article about the concerts here
Main photography credit : David Levene
Accumulator Chamber photography credit: Victoria Johnson
Iain Chambers and the Bascule Chamber Concerts are supported by PRS for Music Foundation, and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.