Art in the City Talk: Neville Gabie and David Ogden (Cabot Circus Cantata)
Cabot Circus Cantata, 2007. Cabot Circus construction site. Photo: Neville Gabie
An audio recording of Cabot Circus Cantata event (performance, book launch and film screening), with artist Neville Gabie and Composer David Ogden, held at Arnolfini in June 2008.
Cabot Circus is a large retail, leisure and office development in Bristol's city centre. The Cantata is an original musical score inspired by the huge variety of traditional songs submitted by construction workers on the site, representing 60 nationalities. Excerpts of the Cantata will be performed live, together with DVD footage documenting this unique participatory public art project which was first performed on site by the City of Bristol Choir.
Commissioned by InSite Arts on behalf of the Bristol Alliance, Neville Gabie is artist in residence during the redevelopment of Cabot Circus. In addition to developing his own work, Neville instigated bs1 which involves temporary projects from six other artists.
Event supported by Bristol City Council, InSite Arts, and Cabot Circus (Bristol Alliance)