Sanctum Bristol


Two of our Bristol music groups – Electric Storm Ensemble and Absorbed By Sound – will be performing live at Sanctum in Bristol this November.

Sanctum Bristol, image by Max McClure

Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates was invited by Bristol arts producer, Situations, to create his first public project in the UK as part of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital.

The artist sought out discarded materials from former places of labour and religious devotion across Bristol to build a distinctive temporary structure. Until 6pm on Saturday 21st November, Sanctum hosts a continuous programme of sound over 552 hours, sustained by performers, musicians and bands, spoken word artists and the visiting casts of theatre productions in Bristol.

Absorbed by Sound – Saturday 14 November

Ian performing with Absorbed By Sound

Absorbed by Sound will be performing two new compositions using a mixture of assistive music technology and traditional instruments.  Absorbed by Sound are a group of young musicians aged 11 – 18 who meet fortnightly to make music using instruments such as eyegaze software, ipads, Soundbeam, and makey makey with fruit and veg triggering vocal and robotic voice samples.

Electric Storm Ensemble – Thursday 19 November

Electric Storm Ensemble are a group of musicians who meet weekly at Colston Hall.  Each faces disabling barriers to making music and they creatively use electronic instruments to enable their music making. The results are exciting, playful and highly original.

Join us at Sanctum as we take part in this historic event!