Glasgow Music & Film Festival presents
Sun 17 Feb 2013 | 7.30pm | £10/£8 conc/£5 Under-26
The twenty-piece Auricle Ensemble performs live alongside a showing of seminal documentary The City. Produced for New York’s 1939 World Fair, The City was written by Lewis Mumford who was greatly inspired by Scot, Sir Patrick Geddes. Aaron Copland’s accompanying score has been described as ‘an astonishing missing link not only in the genesis of Copland’s Americana style but in American music and cinema’ (LA Times). Actor Crawford Logan narrates live alongside twenty musicians directed by Chris Swaffer. The evening concert also features premieres of Copland’s Quiet City (original version), Sprawl by Steve Forman and an introductory talk.
Co-curated by the film fanatics at Glasgow Film Festival and the music buffs at The Arches, the Glasgow Music and Film Festival a mini-festival within Glasgow Film Festival, celebrating the long, strange and wonderful relationship between music and cinema with an exciting programme of performances, rockumentaries, live soundtrack events and AV explorations. Take a look at the full GMFF event programme here or follow them on Facebook for news, competitions and more announcements.
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”