BANDLI is an interactive sound installation which is being organised for the Malta International Arts Festival as part of Modern Music Days, a concert series by Teatru Manoel, the Malta Association for Contemporary Music (MACM) and Valletta 2018. The installation consists of eight swings, each equipped with motion sensors, which when moved, produce music. Each swing is assigned an instrument, allowing for up to an eight-piece ensemble if all the swings are being moved.
BANDLI was inaugurated during the Malta International Arts Festival of 2016. For this year’s edition of the project, original works have been commissioned to three Maltese composers: Albert Garzia, Alex Vella Gregory and Mario Sammut. The Malta Association for Contemporary Music will be taking care of project management, Sergio Costa will act as technical director and Andrew Schembri will be responsible for creative coding and music interfacing.
BANDLI will be installed in Pjazza San Ġorġ in July, as part of the Malta International Arts Festival.