Paul Granjon

Sail Bridge Music Action
Sail Bridge, River Tawe / National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road

Paul Granjon has chosen to work with Swansea’s Sail Bridge, a landmark structure that connects the east and west sides of the city. Granjon has collaborated with a local choreographer, Douglas Comley, and a 20-strong company of dancers to create a percussive choreography for the bridge, the dancer’s motions and rhythms ‘playing’ the bridge as if it were a percussive musical instrument.

The various surfaces of the bridge are activated by the dancers equipped with modified rubber mallets and wearing shoes fitted with steel plates. Their choreographed motions explore the acoustic quality of the largely metallic structure, creating a spatial sound-scape that reveals the musicality of the bridge.

The performance is the opening event for Locws International and filmed documentation can be seen within the Locws Information Hub at the National Waterfront Museum.