We’ve teamed up with creative music producers Serious to produce video content from BT River of Music for The Space, the new on-demand arts service from the Arts Council and the BBC that enables the public to access and experience all of the arts, for free. BT River of Music is produced by Serious as part of the London 2012 Festival and is support by National Lottery Funds through the Olympic Lottery Distributor and Arts Council England.
BT River of Music takes place on 21 and 22 July and will act as a curtain-raiser for the sporting celebrations to follow and will feature established, award-winning and emerging artists representing all Olympic and Paralympic nations. Artists will perform on stages at six iconic sites along the length of the River Thames, each of which will stand for a nation: Trafalgar Square and Somerset House (Europe stage); Battersea Park (Asia stage), Tower of London (The Americas stage); Greenwich Old Royal Naval College (Oceania stage) and London Pleasure Gardens (Africa stage).
We’ll be shooting multicam performances at each of the stages throughout the festival. The team will also be following key artists in advance of their performances, shooting documentary-style coverage of Shingai Shoniwa (The Noisettes), Saxophone Massive and Soul Caribbean. The highlight of Somethin’ Else’s coverage of the festival will be a live stream of the Scissor Sisters’ performance at the Tower of London on Saturday night.
This project follows on from our recent work for The Space with publisher Faber and Faber to deliver Jubilee Lines, a groundbreaking interactive online experience that invites the nation to celebrate its shared history through poetry.