Sensory film Sound Symphony to be shown as part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe

Sensory film Sound Symphony to be shown as part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe

A sensory film showcasing young disabled artists as conductors of their own symphonies, will be popping up in public places as part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe this June.

The free short film was created with autistic and non-autistic musicians of all ages, including local young musician Kyllah Dyer.

The musicians have been filmed in various memorable and unique destinations across the UK, ranging from a cellist performing at the top of a Scottish mountain, to a pianist playing the inside of a piano with ping pong balls.

Made by Tooting based organisation Oily Cart, Sound Symphony celebrates everyone making music their own way.

Flossie Waite from Oily Cart explains how sensory theatre goes beyond words:

“Each sensory performance considers the entire environment, it is as much about texture, taste, colour, weight, vibration of sound, temperature, and touch – as it is about words and visuals. It immerses audiences into whole new 360 degree worlds , as their whole selves.

“For example using the ‘kinaesthetic sense’ ( sense of movement), can both physically and emotionally move you. By bouncing audiences sensitively on a trampoline in shows like Boing, to reflect the rhythm and feeling of the music and atmosphere, and finding where this meets their own rhythm, or by flying them up into the air to dance alongside aerial artists in Something in the Air, you can create an undiluted emotional experience, even for those who don’t see or hear.”

Oily Cart has been around for over forty years, and has garnered international recognition for using not just five, but all 33 senses to make accessible shows for all young people.

Sound Symphony: Sensory Film will be showing at :

  • Tooting Market – Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th June (11.00am, 1.30pm, 7.30pm)
  • Sprout Arts – Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th June (looped from 11.00am – 5.00pm)
  • All Saints Church Tooting – Friday 21st June (4.30 – 6.00pm, including the film and introduction from Oily Cart Executive Director Zoe Lally and Dr Jill Goodwin), Saturday 22nd June (12.00-12.30pm, including film and short introduction from contributors) Film running time is 16 minutes. Tickets: free, no booking required.

For more information, visit the WAF website here.