Friday 23 June, 2006
In June 2006, Sky Orchestra took to the skies over Stratford Upon Avon to perform a new composition commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of their Complete Works Festival. The score, inspired by 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', was written by composer, Dan Jones and complemented by readings from the actors Patrick Stewart and Janet Suzman.
The event on 23 June lead into a 'Dream Concert', also by Luke Jerram and Dan Jones on 30 June at Compton Verney art gallery. Around 100 people took part in the mass sleepover where they fell asleep to the sound of music. The Dream Concert was part of an ongoing research collaboration between Luke and Sleep scientists from the University of the West of England.
Sydney Morning Herald Sky Orchestra, 18/12/06
AHRC Podium Magazine The Power of Dreams, 01/11/06
New Statesman Perchance to dream, 24/07/06
Times Higher Education Rising Stars in the Arts (article required subscription), 18/07/06
The Week, 01/07/06
Axis The Sky Orchestra, 25/06/06
The Telegraph The Telegraph: Is it a bard? Is it a plane? No, it's Shakespeare's flying circus, 24/06/06
BBC News Balloon concert for town dreamers, 23/06/06
The Sun Hot air dawn chorus , 23/06/06
The Independent Preview: Sky Orchestra: A Midsummer Night'S Dream, Townwide, Stratford-Upon-Avon, 20/06/06
The Times, 20/06/06
Wired Get High With the Band, 14/06/06
Listen Radio 4 All in the Mind, 25/07/06