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Another completely different sort of concert gripped the Bristol Old Vic as Sleepdogs brought a remixed version of their acclaimed production, The Bullet And The Bass Trombone, to Bristol Proms.
Sleepdogs presented a special late-night remix of their theatre show The Bullet And The Bass Trombone.
It was a fractured narrative comes together around a haunting soundtrack, part-electronic, part-orchestral.
It was a portrait of a city in chaos, an orchestra caught up in a military coup and a new music being made of the voices, stories and sounds that emerge.
The Guardian described The Bullet And The Bass Trombone as "Harrowing, intelligent, beautifully crafted... and ultimately incredibly uplifting in an impossible-to-describe kind of way."
Sleepdogs are Tanuja Amarasuriya and Timothy X Atack. They make stories and prompts to the imagination for theatre, film, sound and online.
"We like to be wilfully interdisciplinary in our creative process", say the pair about their work.
"the live art we make is often heavily rooted in narrative fiction; our theatre is regularly described as cinematic, despite its often simple, sparse staging; our films might be inspired by stand-up comedy or the experimental texts and processes of live art", say Sleepdogs.
"We make work because we want to share stories, imagine alternative existences and discover new perspectives with audiences"
"We’re not especially interested in a purity of artform, and our projects often get remixed from one form to another as they develop"
Sleepdogs with The Bullet And The Damage Done ably rounded off day three of Bristol Proms.