MUSIC & MOVING IMAGES 2: ELEGIES & INSPIRATIONS – MARTYN BENNETT

January 6, 2015

MUSIC & MOVING IMAGES 2: ELEGIES & INSPIRATIONS – MARTYN BENNETT

The Lemon Tree
Date – SATURDAY 31 JANUARY
Time – 8.00PM
Price – £6.60

THOMAS HICKS/ENGLAND, NEIL KEMPSELL/SCOTLAND

An evening of films and conversation about the challenges and rewards of finding the right new images to fit the conceptual and emotional world of music which already exists.

Over the past five months Thomas Hicks has been working with third year digital media students from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen to help them create six short films – their creative responses to the songs of three up-and-coming bands and musicians from the North East of Scotland:

SNOWFLAKE & SOLITAIRE Leanne Smith

OLD TOWN & USUAL WAYS Casino Circus

AT NIGHT I DREAM OF STORMY SEAS, COMMIT & TAKING A FALL FOR ME IndianRedLopez

A particular, potent inspiration for this work was the two films created by Neil Kempsell in collaboration with leading Scottish musician MARTYN BENNETT. Martyn was highly influential in the development of Celtic fusion, a blending of traditional Scottish and modern music styles and techniques.

Neil Kempsell will present and talk about:

HALLAIG (2004, 9’)

An exploration and visual interpretation of the poem by Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean which describes the tragic loss and memories of a highland community on the Island of Raasay

MACKAY’S MEMOIRS (1999, 14’)

Commissioned for the opening of the Scottish Parliament and performed by the City of Edinburgh Music School Chamber Orchestra, which splices the styles and techniques of traditional pipe melodies with those of contemporary music.

Age Guidance: 12+

 

Lengh: 90′

 

http://www.martynbennett.com

http://vimeo.com/thanimation

http://vimeo.com/user3241297

via MUSIC & MOVING IMAGES 2: ELEGIES & INSPIRATIONS – MARTYN BENNETT.

 

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