Robotics. Interactive lighting. Beethoven.
Film by Lisa Thomson
What does it feel like to be a musician? The Sacconi Quartet put their own feelings, quite literally, in the hands of the audience.
HEARTFELT is fully immersive performance of Beethoven’s String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132 that combines sound, light and touch.
HEARTFELT sees the Sacconi Quartet push the boundaries of chamber music performance in a unique collaboration with robotics designers Rusty Squid and interactive lighting designer Ziggy Jacobs-Wyburn.
Combining live musical performance with robotics and responsive lighting, HEARTFELT is a radical re-interpretation of this iconic Beethoven quartet. Enter a space where the boundaries between performer and audience are dissolved; connect with a performer’s heartbeat through light and haptic technology.
The concept for HEARTFELT grew out of Hack the Quartet, a two day hackathon produced and hosted by Watershed in July 2013 in association with The Sacconi Quartet, Bristol Old Vic and Universal Music Arts and Entertainment as part of Bristol Proms.