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turn the big light on

Exhilerating commission with More Music to create a flexible and dynamic setting to showcase the talented groups they make music with at Light Up Lancaster 2019.

The breadth and quality of music created at More Music is staggering. Each group has its own style and vibe. The aim of the commission was to allow each group's identity to shine, yet present each performance as part of a cohesive whole.

In 2011 the director of More Music, Loz Kaye, and I worked together on BEAT:TENT:HOOK. There were an number of ideas we came up with during that period that we weren't able to incorporate into that project's outcomes. Together we picked up where we left off and began to develop new ideas. We were particularly interested to explore the different shadows that are created when people are lit differently against a screen, and how these can be used to enhance a performance.

We created The Cube. A white polycarbonate performance space was installed in Sun Square, Lancaster. Careful use of simple lighting effects allowed the space to morph from one performance to the next - from the stark white of a beat boxer to the softer, glowing tones of the Chinese orchestra. t:+44 (0) 774 884 7029

site design by David Boultbee ©2013

we are BREAD art

We create unexpected encounters which gently ask you to slow down, stop for a moment and take in your surroundings in the hope that you'll notice something new.

We are artists, makers and creative thinkers, with strong social focus, inspired by spaces and the public realm. We use light, sound and interactive technologies to create the unexpected and seemingly impossible.

We create original and engaging works - multi-sensory experiences, often integrating visual, audible and interactive elements, that invite discovery, develop a sense of place, and encourage audience interactivity with both the work and each other.

We have wide expertise. We develop exciting and ambitious projects. Our creative thinking is backed by the experience to deliver. We work across varied locations, indoors and out, in harsh environments and on sensitive sites.

Our work ranges from community consultation and design and build for the public realm to bespoke creative technology development for private projects. Clients include local authorities, arts organisations, national museums and international companies.

Access to art and creativity is empowering. It engenders a feeling of having a voice, develops a profound sense of identity, ownership of and belonging to the places where we live, and provides a forum from which to explore our own surroundings and links to others.

BREAD delivered its first project in 2009 and is led by David Boultbee t:+44 (0) 774 884 7029