• 8 Songs Photograph by Alice Allart

8 Songs

A tribute to the mythical landscape of popular music
Indoor & Outdoor
Now available also indoor.
A series of choreographed juggling vignettes set to 8 classic rock and roll songs. A tribute to the mythical landscape of popular music.  From Dylan’s stream of consciousness realms to the Velvet Underground’s troubling landscapes, from David Bowie’s soulful escapades to the rocking Rolling Stone’s anthemic joy de vivre.

8 Songs was commissioned by the Without Walls consortium. 

In 8 Songs the Gandini’s return to their outdoor roots. A raw and surreal piece, sexy and skilful. Each song presents its own atmosphere, its own micro universe. The piece build crescendo style from solos and duets to a full cast finale. Meanings are alluded to, with semi-literal references to the songs themselves. Complex patterns will relate the orbits of the coloured objects to each other but the real raison d’être will be the music. The raw and elating power of rock and roll.

8 Songs received its indoor premiere in December 2017, at The Lowry, Salford Quays. Rumours say it will be coming to Edinburgh Fringe this August 2018. Catch the trailer here.

"Cleverly choreographed is Gandini Juggling’s 8 Songs, which is exactly what it says on the tin: a series of classic rock songs with juggling accompaniment, that ends with a clever send-up of the concept of silent discos". The Guardian

★★★★ “If these were your Desert Island Discs, you’d want the Gandinis, juggling, as your castaway luxury” The Herald

Commissioned by Without Walls, Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and Greenwich+Docklands International Festival