Running ambitious projects of our own makes the DECAGRAM team a reliable set of hands for more standard project management, and an imaginative contributor to big-thinking projects, whilst remaining realistic about budgets and resources.
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DECAGRAM 1.0 at The Queen's Hall
The launch of DECAGRAM collective at The Queen’s Hall was a memorable production taking place during Fringe 2013, and involving 10 eclectic Scotland-based artists working with members of Tinderbox Orchestra. The concert culminated in a headline set featuring a three-act new collaborative composition spanning classical, post-rock, noise and hip-hop. + Read more
To promote the event, one artist was announced every 10 days, beginning exactly 100 days before the performance. 10 different A0 posters were distributed to promote the event, each specific to one of the bands performing.
20-ACT COLLABORATION (HIDDEN DOOR '14)
DECAGRAM curated, produced and promoted a live feature-length 20-act audiovisual collaboration for Hidden Door III.
10 music acts and 10 moving image makers, collaborated across two of the amazing arches of the venue site in Market Street.
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The bill of highly contrasting music artists synchronised their performances at the transitions between sets, creating a seamless three hours of music. The visuals bill was equally diverse, moving through short film, animation, improvised visuals, motion graphics and projection mapping.
For audio, this involved creating a link-up between mixing desks in two vaults separated by the festival’s bar, enabling sound from both stages to be monitored for the artists as well as broadcast through the front of house PA in both spaces. For video, managed by Robert Motoyka, a visual monitor was used, allowing each band to see the other performing in the other venue. The screens used for this doubled as part of the visual experience, standing below the screen showing contributing filmmakers, and visuals were mixed into the live performance footage.
For promotion we produced and distributed 500 3-fold lino printed programmes in two colours, and a set of A0 posters. Both were designed by Ben Richards (The Phantom Lantern). The design can be seen here, together with information about the participating artists.
UNFORESEEN was an adventurous, multidiscipline collaboration between musicians, artists, academics and audience. The content and structure of each day will be informed and shaped by the outcomes of the preceding day. Boundaries between performer, medium and audience were explored, as were the nature and context of collaboration, inspiration, and creative methods focussed by the deliberate time constraint of a 24 hour cycle for each iteration. + Read more
The format of each day involved an exploratory workshop between resident artists and a new guest expert from diverse fields. The results of each workshop were then presented during a public event. At the event, a facilitator led a wide-ranging discussion and audience Q&A based on the presentation, which involved input from invited documenters who also recorded the event as they saw fit.
The facilitator distilled the discussion by considering the issues and ideas raised in relation to the overall theme, Unforeseen, and briefed the resident artists and new guests for the following day’s workshop.