The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

Will Bowen

The Story Of Music

The Story Of Music
  • Production: Howard Goodall's Story of Music
  • Company: Tiger Aspect
  • Venue: Twickenham Studios
  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Howard Goodall
  • Directed by: Frank Hanly
  • Projection Design by: Tony Bannister
  • Set designed by: Will Bowen
  • Photography by: Will Bowen
  • Design © Will Bowen
Howard wanted his Story of Music presented as a lecture in a dream landscape - an imaginarium that could illustrate his thoughts as he was speaking. The director was worried that six hours of television filmed in front of one fixed set would not be visually interesting enough. By providing a sinuous double sided projection screen, where every view was different and could combine foreground and background images, the director could shoot from any angle. With the help of Tony Bannister's beautiful images Howard got his imaginarium!