Bandstand A collection of digital audio performances for Bandstands from The Other Way Works

Bandstand
Get the App
Get the App

Download the Bandstand App from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store  

What is Bandstand
What is Bandstand

Bandstand is a collection of digital audio performances for Bandstands from The Other Way Works. Download the Bandstand App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Bandstands invite an audience. Lonely, empty stages standing ready at the centre of parks and squares. They seem resonant with what has happened there, and ripe with […]

Brought to you by The Other Way Works
Brought to you by The Other Way Works

Bandstand is a new project by The Other Way Works. The Other Way Works is a Birmingham, UK based theatre company formed in 2001. We create highly interactive performance experiences, frequently for an audience of one at a time. Our theatre is playful and draws the audience into the very heart of the experience. We […]

Bandstand mp3 files

If you don’t have access to an iPhone or Android Smartphone, but would still like to experience the Bandstand Audios in situ, then you can now download the mp3s from below (right-click and save file as). We recommend that you visit the featured Bandstand when listening to each track. The audios have been designed with […]

Audience feedback from Launch Events
Audience feedback from Launch Events

Our Launch events were blessed with sunny afternoons, and we had a great turnout at both. Here are the lovely things people wrote in our comments book after they’d listened to the audios. Bandstand Audience comments in Guest book West Park Wolverhampton Wednesday 10th July 2013 A very enjoyable experience! Absolute delight. Enchanting performance that […]

Storify of Bandstand App Launch Events
Storify of Bandstand App Launch Events

[View the story “Bandstand App Launch” on Storify]

Bandstand App Launch Events
Bandstand App Launch Events

The Other Way Works and Black Country Touring would like to invite you to the launch of our brand new Bandstand App. Bandstands invite an audience. Lonely, empty stages standing ready at the centre of parks and squares. They seem resonant with what has happened there, and ripe with possibility. Our Bandstand Audio Theatre Experiences […]

Launch Events – save the dates
Launch Events - save the dates

We are hoping to have the Bandstand App available on the iPhone and Android stores in early June, but the focus of the launch of the app will be two events in the parks themselves in July 2013. Launch Events West Park, Wolverhampton:  Wednesday 10th July 2013, 3-7pm Lightwoods Park, Bearwood: Thursday 11th July 2013, […]

Illustrations – Development Blog – Katie Day
Illustrations - Development Blog - Katie Day

We have commissioned a local illustrator Luke Thrush to create the visual look for the smartphone App that will deliver the audio stories. He’s drawn some beautiful illustrations for us, creating a real story-book feel to the App. We wanted something that would appeal to our audience in terms of the App interface, nothing to […]

Recording Session – Development Blog – Katie Day
Recording Session - Development Blog - Katie Day

For the first time we actually recorded our voices at a recording studio, rather than a bedroom or outdoors. We have 6 different voices on the Lightwoods Park track, which seemed too many to record outdoors. We recorded at the Blue Whale Studio in the Custard Factory, Birmingham, and had a good and productive day […]

New collaboration for Lightwoods Park – Development blog – Katie Day
New collaboration for Lightwoods Park - Development blog - Katie Day

Katherine has been busy over the last few months researching for the Lightwoods Park, Sandwell Bandstand piece. This is a completely new story, developed through conversations with several community groups and park users. One of the main features in the park (apart from the Bandstand obviously) is skate ramp. We were keen to involve this […]

Walking around the bandstand – Development blog – Katie Day
Walking around the bandstand - Development blog - Katie Day

After a long break from working on the project (due to my maternity leave) Katherine and I were back out in West Park, Wolverhampton testing the newly recorded version of our Bandstand audio theatre piece. Obviously it ended up being December when we got onto outdoor testing again, and it was a seriously chilly day. […]