Reanimation: Phantasmagoria | BRIGHTON
Colliding Lines return with Reanimation, our bi-monthly live soundtrack evening held at The Rose Hill, Brighton.
This month we explore the phantasmagoria of 1900’s sci-fi and fantasy films – the magic of hand-tinted films, retro futurism and early special effects, scored live by four different artists.
- Trip to the Moon / Voyage de la Luna, 1902.
- The Kingdom of the Fairies / Le Royaume des Fées, 1903.
- A Trip to Jupiter / Le Voyage sur Jupiter, 1909.
- The Red Spectre / Le Spectre Rouge, 1907.
The programme features the work of film pioneers and stage magicians Georges Méliès and Segundo de Chomón, whose innovations in narrative and visual filmmaking are considered among some of the most influencial in film history.
We are excited to introduce the following soundtrack artists:
Georges Kaplan Presents… are a musical duo hailing from London’s gnarled and twisting streets, who in all things take their cue from their leader Georges Kaplan. A man of infinite mystery, very little is known about Georges’ true identity save for his love of a hot tempo and a predilection for strong bourbon. Forever on the run, with only his wits to keep him alive he always knows how to stay ahead of the game. A hustler? A master manipulator? A mere shadow? No one can say, although those who claim to know him best simply marvel at his impeccable taste and incalculable talent in outwitting any would-be detractors.
Greenness are an indie psych-folk band featuring English guitarist, artist and producer Graham Pratt and French singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cess Frangi. Their songs are a blend of the powerful and fragile, pitching intricate guitar melodies against awe-inspiring vocals. Live, the band create an immersive journey through use of various acoustic instruments, electronic instruments and field recordings. For Reanimation, the band rework select material from their second record, Cyclicity, released on August 17th.
Electronic Sound Pictures are duo Mark Churcher and Adam Wimbush. Born from their love of abstract audio, E.S.P. combine BBC Sound Effects record with field recordings, sonic experiments and noise accidents, transforming non-musical audio into immersive sound collages. Through experimenting with, and juxtaposing sound effects, this duo have become the architects of their own alternative narratives, atmospheres and audio images – limited only by their imaginations.
Gwenifer Raymond is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, originally from Cardiff but now residing in Brighton, England. After years of playing around the Welsh valleys in various punk outfits she began listening more to pre-war blues musicians as well as Appalachian folk players, eventually leading into the guitar players of the American Primitive genre. She has since been playing her own moody and often-times manic original American Primitive styled compositions on guitar and banjo around the UK and the US. Her debut album, You Never Were Much of a Dancer, is out now.
The Rose Hill
70-71 Rosehill Terrace
Thursday 20th September 2018, 8.30pm
Programmed by: Jules Leaño and Wesley Freeman-Smith
Poster design: Angharad Hengyu Owen