The Volkov Commanders return from their Moonbase to art direct Salfords best music festival Sounds from the Other City as they celebrate their 10th year! Expect pop up performances, exciting happenings and dazzling things for your eyes.
The Volkov Commanders are a performance collective consisting of 3 moon beings - our work centres on costume, movement, audience participation and collaboration, you can find out more about us here.
We are re-creating a performance piece we did for the festival in 2011 and we need your participation to make it happen.
We are looking for artists or designers or just people that like to do things to come up with an idea for and make a costume that incorporates sound through movement. Your costume will become part of a parade that will snake it’s way through the festival creating a cacophony of insane sound and movement.
Take a look at this video of us performing in our costumes back in 2012 here - we also went on to make a music video with the costumes. The entire track is made from using sounds sampled from the costumes. You can see that here
The only limitation on how your costume should look is that it should disguise the human form in some way - cover the face, add more limbs, make it otherworldly - but the main thing is that it makes a sound and you can dance in it. How you achieve that is up to you. You can also come a perform with us too if you like - or just bring/send us your costume.
There isn’t a budget for materials - but we thoroughly recommend the use of recycled and found materials to make your costume - and we can offer you a free ticket to the festival.
Some transport/postage costs can also be covered - please get in touch with us about it.
If you are interested in participating in this project please send us an email with the subject heading “AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT” so we can start our conversation.