One of Australia’s most iconic hiking trails comes to life right in the heart of the Adelaide CBD, in a one time only musical and visual experience.
South Australian film makers and an Adelaide musician bring one of the world’s most beautiful walking trails right into the heart of the Adelaide CBD. South Australia’s Heysen Trail will be brought to life in Light Square, at Adelaide’s newest multi-genre immersive performance space, The Lab. Simon Kither from music industry media group KITHER CO. and cinematography Jake Cooper will build the specific locations, through film and audio to place the audience right on location on the trail. These beautiful locations will be musically curated and performed live by award winning musician B.S Roberts from the Ukulele Death Squad.
This special performance will also encompass the launch of an EP entitled Live on The Heysen Trail, which was recorded on location in July 2020 on an overnight hike. The idea spawned from the COVID restrictions at the time, to take a group of 10 participants on a hike and have intermittent performances and record and film an album along the way in a COVID safe way. Six film clips and audio recordings were conducted on the Heysen trail to create a feature length visual album/documentary. The EP will be played in its entirety live by
B.S Roberts, as the locations will be rebuilt by pairing audio and visuals of the trail by Simon and Jake on the 50 square meters of LED screens (that’s 14 million pixels) in the performance space of the LAB. Each location will be recreated to make the audience feel like they were present at the original recording of the original film clips and audio recordings.
The way the production will marry the talent of film, music, digital, light and sound creators will enhance the audience’s experience of a live performance and exceed expectations. This will be an immersive experience that will bring the artists and the audience together like no other. The audience will be taken to the rugged coast line of the Fleurieu Peninsula, through rolling hills, hidden waterfalls and thick tree lines, as Roberts plays the songs in harmony with the stunning visions of the very locations that inspired them.
“Once COVID hit, we had over a years’ worth of gigs and touring swept out from under
our feet. As an artist I was lost and anxious as finally I had been making a full time
income from music. The project began by brainstorming COVID safe ways to perform,
and a way to provide work for other aspects of the industry such as audio and film. So
we set out with 10 strangers and a film crew and performed recorded a live EP/Visual
album on an overnight hike along the Heysen Trail where we were able to be outdoors
and social distance. As restrictions have now opened up, we plan to recreate this journey In the CBD”