Live Music to Silent Film
Part of Women of the WorldFriday 11 March 2011
Featuring Imogen Heap, Micachu, Tara Busch, Seaming and the Holst Singers.
Birds Eye View presents specially commissioned live scores by cutting-edge female musicians alongside seminal silent films by women breaking ground in gothic, horror and surrealist cinema.
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) + Seaming
Maya Deren's beautiful and poetic New American Cinema 'trance film', accompanied by PRS Atom Award-winning multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Seaming. Running time - 14 minutes.
Hansel and Gretel (1955) + Micachu
Animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger's starkly silhouetted Hansel and Gretel, with a score by experimental pop sensation Micachu. Running time - 10 minutes.
Suspense (1913) + Tara Busch
Lois Weber's genre-setting race-against-the-clock thriller, accompanied by ethereal and spellbinding performer Tara Busch. Running time - 10 minutes.
The Seashell and the Clergyman (1928) + Imogen Heap & the Holst Singers
Dulac's captivatingly macabre exploration of violence and erotica in a clergyman's unconscious mind - considered the first surrealist film - scored and conducted by Grammy and Novello Award-winning musical innovator Imogen Heap, and performed by the world-class Holst Singers. Running time - 41 minutes.
The Birds Eye View Film Festival 2011 runs from 8 - 17 March. For more information, visit birds-eye-view.co.uk/festival