with Tom Foskett-Barnes
(Documentary Film + Live String Quartet)
An audio-visual collaboration with Tom Foskett-Barnes, Composer in Residence with leading keyboard manufacturer ROLI, funded by Sound and Music. MIDWAY is a snapshot of a morphing community, set against the backdrop of their building’s stunning brutalist architecture.
MIDWAY features improvisations on the ROLI Seaboard Rise by the residents of Midway House, a 76-flat council estate in Islington with a diverse demographic, ranging from young professionals and students, to council-renting families and elderly inhabitants who moved in the day the building opened in the late 1970s. The keyboard was loaded with pitched sounds recorded on the estate itself.
Composer/Producer: Tom Foskett-Barnes
Director/Editor: Marco Alessi
Project Manager: .Chloë Richardson
DoP: ..Will Baldy
Sound: .Dan Pugsley
Colour: John Rogers
String Quartet: Kasia Zimińska
Commissioned by Sound & Music
In partnership with ROLI