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Remixing the Archives

On 18, Jul 2017 | In Adrian Utley, Asian Arts Agency, PunjabTronix, Watershed | By johnminton

Sat 29 July 11:00am

Get insights from musicians and creatives about working with archives to create new works. Guests include Bristol-based filmmaker John Minton, known for his experimental, lo-fi, and hallucinatory style of filmmaking working with the likes of Portishead, Noel Gallagher and most recently with Get the Blessing and DJ Swami on Punjabtronix, a new commission by Asian Arts Agency in partnership with Watershed to promote international collaborations between artists from England and India to respond to Reimagine India 2017.

http://www.watershed.co.uk/whatson/8106/remixing-the-archives/

05

Jul
2017

In Music Video

By johnminton

Charlotte Hatherley

On 05, Jul 2017 | In Music Video | By johnminton

Lotus Esprit

Oscilloscope

Cymatics

Some Lyrics

15

Jun
2017

In Justin Adams

By johnminton

Artwork & Review for Justin Adams

On 15, Jun 2017 | In Justin Adams | By johnminton

Rarely has an album’s artwork better reflected its content: blackness, or the void from which light occasionally emanates. This is a collection of instrumentals enhanced by vocals, rather than what might be called songs. The opening minimalist piece “Lightshaft” begins with a single plucked guitar note and its long vibrato-laden after-echo, like the sonic equivalent of a lone flickering candle. Norwegian singer Anneli Drecker’s haunting contributions can’t be described as lead vocals because they are no more or less significant than any other texture on the record.

See full review here – https://goo.gl/wNf8QH

18

Apr
2017

In Get The Blessing
Live
Watershed

By johnminton

3CW – At the Pictures

On 18, Apr 2017 | In Get The Blessing, Live, Watershed | By johnminton

Bristol’s favourite multi-instrumental trio Three Cane Whale has always been evocative of particular atmospheres and landscapes, both real and imagined. In the second half of the gig, the band unveil a series of world premieres in the form of films created by ten different filmmakers to accompany their live performance. These include works by feature-film director Brett Harvey, BAFTA-winning animator Emma Lazenby, installation artists Kathy Hinde and Reuben Knutson, TV director Mark Taylor, cinematographer Adam J Laity, acclaimed visual artist John Minton (who’s worked with Portishead and Get The Blessing, amongst many others), cutting-edge Finnish-based dance-filmmaker John Collingswood, award-winning scriptwriter and filmmaker Ollie Cullen, and ‘architectural’ animator Peter Northcott.

The gig also sees the launch of the band’s long-awaited first VINYL release (of the album Palimpsest, recorded at Real World Studios and produced by Adrian Utley), some brand-new as-yet-unrecorded tunes, and the continuation of their collaboration with the ‘Kelston Laureate’, aka poet Jon Hamp.

17

Apr
2017

In Adrian Utley
Live

By johnminton

Adrian Utley & John Parish support Trinity Community Arts

On 17, Apr 2017 | In Adrian Utley, Live | By johnminton

Trinity Centre – The Trinity Anthem

The Trinity Anthem was written and produced by Adrian Utley and John Parish to raise money towards the essential repairs needed to the iconic Trinity Centre, Bristol. The Anthem was performed and recorded live at the Trinity Centre on Tuesday 4th April 2017 by Adian Utley, John Parish, Stig Manley, Hazel Winter, Alex Vann, Alex Lee, Alex Hogg , Ben Shillabeer, Deej Dhariwal, Charlie Romijn, Jim Barr and Tim Allen – our sincere thanks go to all of the musicians who contributed to the recording and performance

Donations from the Trinity Anthem will support the £750,000 cost of essential repairs to the iconic Trinity towers and the building, including the long-neglected but beautiful stained glass windows. You can support Trinity’s Conservation project by text ROOF31 £5/£10/£20/£50 to 70070, or visit www.3ca.org.uk/about/support-us

01

Mar
2017

In Editing
Music Video

By johnminton

Kath Bloom Premiered on Magnet

On 01, Mar 2017 | In Editing, Music Video | By johnminton

Kath Bloom will issue This Dream Of Life on March 10. With the release date approaching, MAGNET is proud to bring Bloom’s new video to your eyes. Black-and-white home movies play alongside the tender, moving “Just Can’t Make It Without You.” Three angles at once, each frame reveals a different scene in a single room—people at all stages of life.

24

Jan
2017

In Live
Mario Batkovic
Music Video

By johnminton

Mario Clip Premiered on Quietus

On 24, Jan 2017 | In Live, Mario Batkovic, Music Video | By johnminton

http://thequietus.com/articles/21630-new-mario-batkovic-video

Shot in July 2016, in Bern.
A passenger tunnel joining footpaths next to the river.
Amazing sound.
More to come from my few days with Mario later in the year.

17

Oct
2016

In Get The Blessing
Live
Music Video

By johnminton

Citizen Jazz Premiere

On 17, Oct 2016 | In Get The Blessing, Live, Music Video | By johnminton

Get The Blessing 4 Track Live Video EP.
Click to View Videos
And article here

10

Sep
2016

In Get The Blessing
Music Video

By johnminton

Louder Than War Premiere Conch

On 10, Sep 2016 | In Get The Blessing, Music Video | By johnminton

Louder than War link

Bristol-based four piece Get The Blessing have revealed the video for single Conch, given a visual makeover by filmmaker John Minton.

Still with their original line up of Portishead rhythm masters Jim Barr and Clive Deamer on bass and drums respectively, Pete Judge on trumpet and Jake McMurchie on saxophone Get The Blessing formed more than 15 years ago. Despite breaks to work on other projects they’ve built a solid following around their signature joyously sponteneous and infectious beats.

Conch is the latest in a long line of Get The Blessing tracks to be given a visual treatment by John Minton, known for his experimental, lo-fi, and hallucinatory style. He’s created videos for Noel Gallagher and live visuals for Portishead on tour among his other work.

11

Jul
2016

In Adrian Utley
Live
Moog Ensemble
Will Gregory

By johnminton

Ukes and Moogs

On 11, Jul 2016 | In Adrian Utley, Live, Moog Ensemble, Will Gregory | By johnminton

Expect humour and eclectic repertoire as we bring together a multitude of Moogs with ‘the nation’s ukulele orchestra’ _ in an unprecedented double-bill. The synth-pop of Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory joins extracts from Wendy Carlos’ _Clockwork Orange soundtrack and her ground-breaking Switched-On Bach album, followed by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: a group who believe that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation – as long as they are played on the ukulele. Expect anything from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana, via Otis Redding and Spaghetti Western soundtracks, before the Ukes and Moogs team up at the end for something new, surprising and delightful.