Jackdaw with Crowbar: The return

Posted: March 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: events | Tags: , , | No Comments »

jwclivestillAfter a pause of eighteen years my friend and one time musical collaborator, Tim Ellis, has instigated the return of Jackdaw with Crowbar, the seminal multi media group. The group were pioneers in the field of multi projection film montage as performance with live music in the eighties and early nineties. Tim said:

Back then we had a group of up to eight musicians and three projectionist film makers, we were entirely analogue using 8mm film and actual musical instruments or sound devices. This time round three of us are using modern technology to create a new set of material. I can recollect many occasions on tour when one of the film makers would be editing in the back of the truck because the films used to break from repeated use at concerts. Now we use laptops and digital  projectors so in theory its more stable, and brighter. Although we miss the texture, depth and colour of film we are spoilt by the immediacy of working in digital.

Live performance warm up set:
22nd March 8pm
KoKo’s Bar
45 Warwick Street
Leamington Spa
CV32 5JX

Live Performance – Flatpack Festival by 7 Inch Cinema:
27th March 9pm
Vivid
140 Heath Mill Lane
Birmingham
B9 4AR

Flatpack is an annual festival providing a platform for new filmmakers and moving image creativity together with a playful and original programme of cult classics re-imagined, silent cinema re-scored and material re-invented.

Hope to see you there!


Godiva Festival

Posted: July 1st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: events | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »
Seckou Keita

Seckou Keita

The annual madness that is Coventry’s three day Godiva Festival kicks off on Friday July 3rd. But the best day is Saturday 4th, because that’s the day Coventry is treated to an afternoon and evening of world-class World Music. And it’s FREE.

Head for the Rhythm Tent and stay all day. The amazing Seckou Keita plays at 7pm followed by Freefall Collective. I’ll be dancing at the front and popping round the back for rice and peas and puttyback when I need to refuel.