Sound & Silents at the Southbank Centre
Featuring Imogen Heap & the Holst Singers, Micachu, Seaming and Tara Busch
Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fri 11 March, 8.00pm
Part of the 'Women of the World' Festival 2011
Birds Eye View presents specially commissioned live scores by cutting-edge female musicians alongside seminal silent films by women breaking ground in gothic, horror and surrealist cinema.
Suspense + Tara Busch
Dir Lois Weber, USA, 1913, 10min
Weber's genre-setting race-against-the-clock thriller, accompanied by ethereal and spellbinding performer Tara Busch.
Meshes of the Afternoon + Seaming
Dir Maya Derren, USA, 1943, 14min
Deren's beautiful and poetic New American Cinema 'trance film', accompanied by multi-instrumentalist, composer and haunting vocalist Seaming.
Hansel and Gretel + Micachu
Dir Lotte Reiniger, UK, 1955, 10min
Animation pioneer Reinigerís starkly silhouetted Hansel and Gretel, with a score by experimental pop sensation Micachu.
The Seashell and the Clergyman + Imogen Heap & the Holst Singers
Dir Germaine Dulac, France, 1928
Dulacís captivatingly macabre exploration of violence and erotica in a clergyman's unconscious mind, considered the first surrealist film; scored by Grammy and Ivor Novello Award-wining musical innovator Imogen Heap, performing alongside the world-renowned Holst Singers.