14th September 2009, 6.30pm
A film by Phil Hopkins
“Amplified Gesture” (run time: 55 minutes)
Directed and edited by: Phil Hopkins
Executive Producer: David Sylvian
Interviews conducted by: Nick Luscombe
Filmed 2008/2009 England, France, Austria.
The evening will include an introductory talk by composer/author David Toop, a conversation between director Phil Hopkins and DJ Nick Luscombe, playback of tracks from David Sylvian's 'Manafon' followed by a DJ set in the bar from The Wire Soundsystem.
Amplified Gesture is a film based upon the cast of musicians David Sylvian assembled for his new solo album Manafon:
“After the album Manafon was completed I decided it might be of interest to create a companion film, documenting the backgrounds, opinions, and philosophies of those who took part in these, and later, recording sessions. An introduction to this remarkable group of individuals who've pursued the less trodden path where music and free improvisation are concerned. We commissioned film maker Phil Hopkins to direct and what we have as a result is a generous introduction to the artists in question”. David Sylvian
The list of contributors include Christian Fennesz, Sachiko M.,Toshimaru Nakamura, Evan Parker, Eddie Prévost, Keith Rowe, John TIlbury, Otomo Yoshihide, among others.
(Please note that David Sylvian will not be present at the event).
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