Glasgow Music and Film Festival and Focus Left present
Sat 18 Feb 2012 | 7pm - 8.30pm | £6/£4
Serafina and Sam Steer present a bazaar of extraordinary new short films and animations.
Multi-talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Serafina Steer’s Victoriana-folk-inspired stories, haunting melodies and captivating wordsmithery make her sound one of the most unique and intriguing of the past decade, a fact confirmed and enhanced by collaborations with artists from John Foxx and ‘the synth king’ Benge to Chromehoof, Patrick Wolf and Bat For Lashes.
GMFF has teamed up with the Arches’ short film night Focus Left to bring her to Glasgow for this very special gig, in which Serafina will be performing her own live harp and psychedelic harp soundtracks to three films made with her brother, the filmmaker Sam Steer. Performed as part of the London Short Film Festival in January, it will feature their latest commission for the Branchage Film Festival in Jersey, Postman’s Familiar; A Rabbit’s Revenge – a stop-motion animation in response to Kenneth Anger’s Rabbit’s Moon.
ABOUT GLASGOW MUSIC AND FILM FESTIVAL //
Now in its fourth year, the Glasgow Music and Film Festival is a series of one-off events combining audio and visuals. Lovingly co-curated by film buffs and music geeks from the Glasgow Film Festival and the Arches, the results range from the entertaining to the inspirational to the downright weird.
This year’s festival runs from 16th-26th February 2012 and comprises a series of gigs at venues across the city, complemented by a programme of music documentaries and fiction films at the GFT. For all the up-to-date news and ticket competitions, follow the GMFF on Facebook.
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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