Concept: The Sancho Plan
Date: 2007


This performance takes you on a journey down through a musical ocean - from the surface, where schools of small exotic creatures are performed like phasing xylophones, through the deeper waters populated by dangerous robotic sharks, and on to the pitch black depths, where all you see and hear are rare self-illuminating species occasionally blinking out of the darkness. On this exploratory dive, you navigate your own route via drumpad!

“Spacequatica” is a spin-off of a live performance, a 12-minute travelogue, that music legend and pioneer Martyn Ware (founder of the bands The Human League and Heaven 17) invited The Sancho Plan to develop especially for the 3D Audioscape Studio of Ware’s “Illustrious Company.” This is a unique immersive audio system featuring multi-speaker surround-sound. The Sancho Plan uses drumpads to perform the music and the characters; through the magic of the Audioscape system, the various characters move around the audience in three-dimensional space.

The Sancho Plan is an audiovisual band whose lineup includes musicians, animators, designers and programmers. They jointly explore the realm of real-time interaction at the nexus of music and video, and offer their audiences an unforgettable interactive entertainment experience.

The Sancho Plan:
Ben Bryant: Performance
Ed Cookson: Director, Audio, Visuals, Performance
Edward Dawson-Taylor: Animation
Joel Farland: Performance
Adam Hoyle: System architecture
Lewis Sykes: Audio, Performance
Olly Venning: Animation

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