Artist Serena Korda was commissioned by Confluence to create a new participatory artwork for Haverfordwest that connected with the River Cleddau that flows through the centre of town. Paying homage to the anti-capitalist early 90’s underground rave scene in Pembrokeshire, Black Diamond harnessed the sonic power of the river to create a rave track with local musicians interacting with the river and mixed by electronic composer Andy Wheddon. The grand finale was a spectacular public event on Sunday 30th August 2015 when a rocking sound system on a boat journeyed up the river to the town centre.
This is a little film documenting the musicians location recordings. It was originally screened on the day of event on the ‘Black Diamond Bus Tour’. The BD Bus followed the Rave Boat route and stopped at various locations along the river for a variety of live performances.