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Launch of new soundwork for Bristol: Missorts

Date uploaded: October 15, 2012

Launch of new soundwork for Bristol: Missorts (2012)

A new soundwork by author Tony White launches in Bristol with an exclusive performance by psychedelic drum pop band, Beaty Heart in the unexpected location of St. Mary Redcliffe Church.

Inspired by Bristol's radical literary heritage, from Thomas Chatterton to Angela Carter, the soundwork features stories by ten distinctive new writers voiced by rising stars in Theatre. The urban jumble of new office blocks, bus-stops and historic landmarks set the scene for stories whispered in your ear. As you move through the streets, characters reoccur telling of lost love, unrealized aspirations and fantastical visions.

Downloaded as a free mobile, location-aware app for iPhone and Android smartphones, Missorts is delivered directly to your headphones, with the stories triggered by GPS within an area just five minutes from Bristol Temples Meads Station.

Conceived and directed by writer and novelist Tony White and commissioned by award-winning Bristol-based arts producers, Situations, the stories are accompanied by a striking new musical score specially commissioned from composer Jamie Telford (former keyboard player to The Jam) for St Mary Redcliffe church’s Harrison and Harrison organ in its centenary year.

Commissioned as part of the Bristol Legible City initiative, Missorts can be downloaded & accessed from 20th November 2012.

Visit situations.org.uk/commission/missorts/