Wednesday from Light/Mittwoch aus Licht had it’s world premier in Birmingham from 22-26th August. The 6-hour opera was the final opera from Karlheinz Stockhausen and, until recently, gone unperformed in its entirety. Did I mention that it includes helicopters?
For one section of the opera, Orchestra Finalists/Orchester-Finalisten, Birmingham Opera Company, together with Ember Television, asked 10 people to make films that responded to each piece of this section in some way. I made one for “Tuba amongst flocks of birds and swarms of bees”
I was originally under the impression that this was going to be shown online only. Much to my surprise the video, along with the others, got a screening at the actual performances, as this screenshot from the live stream of the performance shows
Shooting and editing this video was both a great deal of fun and a great challenge. I have been involved in the production of videos before, usually providing editing of post-production support, but I have never taken the lead on the conception and direction of a video.
I’m thankful to the support of Ember Television who quickly turned my vague ideas into something more concrete. Also, thanks to Nathan for allowing us to film him