Songs of hope from open windows
In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, Convex reflected on new ways to engage audiences into participatory performances that could still invite people to connect to their surroundings.
Echo Station was a series of online-guided participatory singing performances throughout May 2020. Through newly-written playful songs echoing across London, other cities in the UK and abroad, the performance united communities and aimed to reach vulnerable demographics without access to a digital device.
Echo Station raised £300 to support the charity Re-engage, working to combat social isolation and loneliness for older people.
Inspired by clapping for carers in UK and balcony singing in Spain and Italy, Echo Station asked participants to open their windows and connect to their immediate surroundings. Participants were guided by artists to spread good vibrations to their local environment through echoing especially-written songs for the occasion that called to interaction, playfulness, reflection and togetherness.
Echo Station team:
Concept and direction by Laura Guarch and Sarah Le Quang Sang
Video by Convex and Adam Jaro
Logo and illustrations by Anna Nicolo
PR & Marketing by Elen Salina
Producer support from Helen Galliano
Music composition by Laura Guarch
Sound engineering support from Chris Murphy
Brand support from Simon Dean, STANCE
Zoom account and management donated by Curve
Thank you to all our participants on our promotional video:
Pauline Le Quang Sang, Arthur-Nils Dufayard, Alice Mai Adhami, Ana Hernon, Victoria Wilson, Simon Dean, Lizzie Mandano, Helen Galliano, Maylavane Quang, Chris Murphy, Sharon Sweeney, Liz Murphy, Laura Lastra, Maria Grapsa, Phil Murphy, Sarah Tayleur, Paul Reynolds, and Laura’s neighbours for spontaneously joining in!