On 30, Nov 2014 | In Live | By johnminton
This project has taken everybody on a long journey. We’re out of our comfort zones and into the classical arena. The third symphony carry’s much weight and evokes many emotions and memories which is only truly clear once we arrive in Warsaw.
Adrian Utley (Portishead) brings together an orchestra of electric guitar players to interpret Terry Riley’s ‘In C’.
Written in 1964,‘In C’ is one of the most influential pieces of music from the 20th Century, it established minimalism as a music genre. In C’s simple musical rules – 53 musical phrases in C and no duration – allow for infinite variations.
Buy from the Invada shop and receive the Live DVD I shot back in Feb 2013 at St george’s in Bristol.
Stream the recording here
The brainchild of the Los Angeles artist Doug Aitken, Station to Station is what he calls a “nomadic happening” — a train stuffed with artists, musicians, writers, photographers, designers and other creative types — traveling east to west coast across the states. It’s intended to cross-pollinate artists and communities with artfully selected work shown in train stations and dusty parking lots.
The Savages played the final destination in Oakland, CA.
Check out “STS – The Oakland Happening” by Station to Station on Vimeo.
Join us for the climax of the Open Day and see us herald our 31st year in style from 22:00 til midnight with a mash up of image and music celebrating 30 years. Delve into our collective audio/visual past in a night of remixes, memories and killer tunes from across the decades…
The opening 15 minutes will be a specially commissioned Watershed Birthday present from Scott Hendy (Malachai/Boca 45) head honcho of BEAM (Bristol Exchange of Arts and Music) and Bristol filmmaker John Minton (the man behind Portishead’s distinctive videos and much more) followed by some outrageously danceable music – all drawn from the past three decades of the Bristol Sound.
As with everything today, entrance to the party is free!