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Anthem Anthem Revolution
27 August 2021
A new track for a new generation
In Anthem Anthem Revolution, participants battle a table tennis robot to hear a new national song as written by children, an anthem that reflects their hopes and dreams for the country. Inspired by rhythm games like Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero, each time a ball is returned, we hear a child’s voice accompanied by a new musical element. As the experience progresses, this builds into a musical track for a new generation.
Birmingham 2022 Festival, UK: Solihull, Birmingham, London
Director: Sam Routledge
Youth Facilitators: Alex Walker, Davina Wright
System Designer and Beats Programming: Dylan Sheridan
Songwriter, Lyrics & Vocals: Denni Proctor
Songwriter, Composer & Conductor: Thomas Rimes
Visual Direction & Set Design: Michelle Boyde
Audiovisual & Graphic Design: Futago
Recording Partner: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Baritone: Samuel Dundas
Workshop Assistant: Billie Rankin
Youth Participants: Beatrix Bailey, Dottie Charlton, Frieda Cupit Sumner, Neo Cupit Sumner, Ari Fenton, Quinn Sidney Gardner (Quince), Alondra Lisica, Pearl Smithies, Declan Triffitt, Isabella Triffitt, Woolf Wattern Wakelam, Dani Wright
Production Manager: Ryan Mahony
Image: Peter Mathew
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Anthem Anthem Revolution was originally commissioned by the Birmingham 2022 Festival. The project was supported by the UK/Australia Season Patrons, the Australian Government, the British Council and Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22 and by Arts Tasmania.