Derby Festé 2008
Artist Residency at Déda Derby
After the massive success of Derby Festé 2007, new art gallery QUAD along with Déda and the cultural partners of Derby developed an even bigger, bolder programme of spectacular entertainment.
Scanner was commissioned to compose the opening music for Derby City Football club, a work that was heard by 28,000 football fans, to accompany the landing of a giant heliosphere in the grounds of Derby Football Club.
The following weekend his new commission to celebrate the official opening of QUAD art centre, a signature building for arts and film, and also the launch of the Cultural Olympiad, a four-year programme of activity running up to the London Olympics in 2012 took place. Gigantic creatures walked through the streets; pyrotechnics lit up the sky and thousands of smiling faces enjoyed the spectacle.