Much of my past year has been devoted to a project called 'LEAP OF DEATH'- it's a collaboration with printer Anna Fewster and book artist Sarah Bryant, creating a limited edition bookwork/LP in response to the 'lost' 1928 film '4 Devils'. We've been drawing inspiration from the mysterious, fragmented archival remnants of this film (production stills, promotional material, film scripts, etc.) to create an 'impressionistic reconstruction' of its narrative using original music, imagery, and text.
On 6th May 2014 we will launch the project as part of the Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival. The event will include a performance of 'Leap of Death' by the Archaic Future Players (RS, saxophone; Kit Downes, organ; Nick Malcolm, trumpet; Magnus Dearness, trombone; Theon Cross, tuba; Sean Carpio, drums). The music will be augmented by projections of text and imagery from the bookwork. Before the performance, film scholar Michael Lawrence (Sussex University) will give a short talk. Copies of the bookwork/LP will be on display, and there will be refreshments.
Click HERE for tickets to the launch event.
The day before the concert, there will be a printing/bookbinding workshop led by Anna and Sarah at the Sidney Cooper gallery. Click HERE for info and to book a place.