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

Bandstand
Photos of Lightwoods Park, Sandwell
Photos of Lightwoods Park, Sandwell

Some photos from our first research trip to Lightwoods Park, Sandwell. We’ll be developing a new work for this bandstand later in the year. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157629187301803″]

Photos of West Park Bandstand, Wolverhampton
Photos of West Park Bandstand, Wolverhampton

Some photos from our first research trip to West Park [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157629187790827″]

Development Blog – Messing around on Bandstands in the snow – by Katherine Maxwell Cook
Development Blog - Messing around on Bandstands in the snow - by Katherine Maxwell Cook

Two great actor/devisers helped Katie and I in the afternoon to begin to play with the instructional side of the piece. Gareth Nicholls and Lucy Ellinson listened, in turn, to both the male and female sides of the story – we also gave them specific, physical instructions to carry out. Watching from a distance, we […]

Development Blog – Digging in at the Archives – by Katherine Maxwell Cook
Development Blog - Digging in at the Archives - by Katherine Maxwell Cook

A day trip to Wolverhampton had me stopping off at the local Archives in the beautiful Molineux Hotel Building. I spent hours going through past copies of The Express and Star to see if there were any adverts or articles about the bandstand in West Park. I was trying to work out if concerts were […]

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 […]

Download
Download

We have created a proto-type Bandstand App, which can be downloaded for iPhones below (iOS4 or above). The App is designed to be used on location at the Bandstand in Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham (the story strongly references the actual location), but the audio can be experienced anywhere by pressing the ‘EXPERIENCE NOW’ button […]

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 […]

Development Blog – Old photos and things I am thinking about… – by Katherine Maxwell-Cook
Development Blog -  Old photos and things I am thinking about... - by Katherine Maxwell-Cook

We are currently making two new Bandstand Audio Experiences for the bandstand in West Park, Wolverhampton. We are working with our commissioning partners Black Country Touring to develop and promote these new works. I’m Katherine Maxwell-Cook, and I’ll be writing the story and the text for the experiences. One will be for a solo listener/participant/audience […]