• 8 Songs Photograph by Alice Allart
  • 8 Songs Photograph by Alice Allart
  • 8 Songs - SO Festival, Linconshire, UK
  • 8 Songs SO Festival
  • 8 Songs SO Festival

8 Songs

A tribute to the mythical landscape of popular music
Now available also indoor.
A series of choreographed juggling vignettes set to 8 classic rock and roll songs. A tribute to the mythical landscape of popular music.  From Dylan’s stream of consciousness realms to the Velvet Underground’s troubling landscapes, from David Bowie’s soulful escapades to the rocking Rolling Stone’s anthemic joy de vivre.

8 Songs is commissioned by the Without Walls consortium and was performed at the festivals members in 2015.

In 8 Songs the Gandini’s return to their outdoor roots. A raw and surreal piece, sexy and skilful. Each song presents its own atmosphere, its own micro universe. The piece build crescendo style from solos and duets to a full cast finale. Meanings are alluded to, with semi-literal references to the songs themselves. Complex patterns will relate the orbits of the coloured objects to each other but the real raison d’être will be the music. The raw and elating power of rock and roll.

"Cleverly choreographed is Gandini Juggling’s 8 Songs, which is exactly what it says on the tin: a series of classic rock songs with juggling accompaniment, that ends with a clever send-up of the concept of silent discos". The Guardian

Commissioned by Without Walls, Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and Greenwich+Docklands International Festival