On 25, Sep 2013 | In Savages | By JM
Over the course of three weeks in September 2013, a train will travel from New York City to San Francisco, making nine stops at train stations across the country.
Organized by artist Doug Aitken, Station to Station will connect leading figures and underground creators from the worlds of art, music, food, literature, and film for a series of cultural interventions and site-specific happenings. The train, designed as a moving, kinetic light sculpture, will broadcast unique content and experiences to a global audience.
I’ll be collaborating with the Savages for their performance at the final destination in Oakland/San Fransisco this weekend.
On 29, Jun 2013 | In Portishead | By JM
Here’s some links to the media the CND provided for our collaboration during Machine Gun for the Glastonbury show this year.
Beating the Bomb (Madd Movies):
CND 2008 protest at AWE Aldermaston:
CND Protest at Atomic Weapons Establishment in UK:
On 15, Jun 2013 | In Portishead | By JM
Bethgibbons.net has gone live announcing her next record will be released through Domino.
Beth says, “It’s great to be with a British Independent and I love working with Laurence (Bell)”.
The website is designed and all content created and maintained by Mintonfilm.
Expect a personable glimpse into Beth’s world over the next year or so.
Will Gompertz is the BBC’s first ever arts editor, a role he took up in 2009. Previous to this he was a director at the Tate Gallery, where he was responsible for the award-winning Tate Online and Tate Etc, the UK’s highest circulation art magazine.
Here, he chooses his favourite picks from The Space.
In referencing Adrian’s piece he said ‘The Portishead man has produced a poetic slideshow that marries image, location, memory and music. It lacks any formal qualities to make it to television, but works perfectly in the internet’s etheral galaxy”.
Adrian Utley (Portishead) has created a new piece of music in response to a walk amongst the remarkable ancient trees at the National Trust’s Croft Castle in Herefordshire, including the 1,000 year old ‘Quarry Oak’, unique triple chestnut avenue and mysterious ancient hawthorns (15 minutes)
In Music Video
On 20, Nov 2012 | In Music Video | By JM
LIFF celebrates the great Leeds-based Leaf record label with an evening of music and film highlighting a brand new improvised soundtrack to Luis Bunuel’s surrealist classic Un Chien Andalou by the innovative pianist, Matthew Bourne. Leaf Label boss Tony Morley will also be providing a DJ set to accompany the classic French short The Red Balloon alongside a choice selection of music videos by an eclectic array of Leaf artists from influential electronic indie outfit Caribou and folk pioneers A Hawk and a Hacksaw to the dark ambient Swedish duo Roll the Dice and Brit jazz punk innovators Polar Bear.
In Adrian Utley
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!
Made in Bristol
The Bristol music scene and sound is renowned worldwide – here we celebrate its strength and diversity. Steve Haley ran the Vision Factory on Zetland Road in Redland and was a video and filmmaker who provided Bristol’s musical luminaries with many visual backdrops. We screen his ground-breaking video for Fresh Four’s Wishing on a Star, which made it onto the Chart Show and TOTP, alongside Just A Matter Of Time (otherwise known as “Where’s Tricky?”), an early Massive Attack promo and a selection of work by John Minton, the man behind distinctive videos for Portishead. Plus Radiohead’s There There and small rhythmic gems from DepicT! and Electric December.