Kickstarter launches to fund vinyl run of Preston Bus Station soundtrack

Posted on - 10th May, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Music, Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Preston News
How Conductor could look on vinyl Pic: Preston Field Audio
How Conductor could look on vinyl Pic: Preston Field Audio

A Kickstarter is aiming to fund a vinyl run of the soundtrack to ‘Conductor | 8 Movements’ by Keith Harrison.


The piece was commissioned by In Certain Places as part of its Beautiful and Brutal project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Preston Bus Station.

The live choreographed interruption in the life of the Station took place in front of a large crowd on the morning of 14 July 2019.

It involved 32 buses driven by skilled drivers performing slow sequenced movements from the bus bays, mirrored simultaneously by the actions of volunteers in the passenger concourse.

'Conductor | 8 Movements' The bus 'dance' in action Pic: Ash Hardman
‘Conductor | 8 Movements’ The bus ‘dance’ in action Pic: Ash Hardman

The piece was accompanied by a soundtrack by Preston Field Audio, created from recordings of the station and  electronic loops in response to artist Keith Harrison’s schematic working drawings.

At the end of the event all 32 buses lined up and left together with lights flashing and horns sounding – just as the last buses to leave at night did through the 1970s and 80s.

Watch the video below or on YouTube

Preston Field Audio is behind the campaign, which has a target of £3,380 and runs until Friday 21 May.

To find out more or to contribute, visit the Kickstarter website.

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