A Folded Path – Circumstance


A Folded Path – Circumstance
Fri 12 – Sat 13 June

Circumstance are bringing unique performance, A Folded Path to Birmingham as part of the Supersonic festival in partnership with BCMG. The performance invites the audience to become the city’s orchestra, creating soundscapes while walking on a choreographed journey through the streets.

A Folded Path is a pedestrian speaker symphony, a soundtrack for the city, carried through the streets by you, experienced by everyone it passes.
30 custom-built, location-sensitive portable loudspeakers create a stunning and evocative cinematic layer over the city streets, each playing a different element of the music circumstance have composed. One might be playing a voice, another a sweeping violin or glistening electronic tone.

The GPS position of the speaker causes different sections of the composition to be played, so the structure of the work resonates with the environments it passes through. The speakers are highly directional so the movement of the people within the group changes the acoustic relationship between them, the audience become the orchestra.

In small groups, you will take different routes through the city, coming together at points to create moments of harmony and resonance.

Booking info:
To book your free place email russell[at]capsule.org.uk with ‘A Folded Path’ in the title and the time slot you’d like. Each performance is for 30 participants only.

Friday: 7.45pm (SOLD OUT)
Saturday: 2.45pm and 5pm
The performance last about an hour and involves walking so please wear appropriate footwear.
The city centre location will be revealed on sign up


A Folded Path is a co-commission with BCMG
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group thrives on innovation and invention and is critically acclaimed for championing the most forward-looking music regionally, nationally and internationally.