Arnolfini is thrilled to welcome visionary musician and producer BISHI for a new presentation of AV installation Reflektions, accompanied for the first time by improvised, live-coded performances.
Reflektions combines volumetric 3D capture visuals with an original 9-minute musical composition, incorporating words from the Bhagavad Gita and Khalil Gibran, reflecting on the universal nature of creativity.
For this presentation at Arnolfini, the AV installation will be accompanied by three twenty-minute performances by BISHI with Phillip Grannell (violin) and Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres (keys).
REFLEKTIONS Composed by B.Bhattacharya
Vocals, sitar, synths and electronics by BISHI
Featuring: Hazel O’Connor (vocals),
Anna Phoebe (violin),
Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres (piano)
Co-Produced by BISHI and Richard Norris
Mixed by Richard Norris
Vocals (BISHI) recorded by Joy Stacey
Vocals (Hazel O’Connor) recorded by Roger Taylor
Digital Visuals by Jonathan Hogg, Output Arts
With 3D capture by Ludic Rooms & Psicon Lab
Coventry Cathedral model by David Runighan
Originally commissioned by:
Ludic Rooms as part of Random String, produced in partnership with Coventry City of Culture Trust as part of Coventry UK City of Culture. Supported with funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and the Canal & River Trust
Part of a special weekend at Arnolfini, marking the close of Bharti Kher’s The Body Is a Place, and foregrounding work by a younger generation of British South Asian artists.