“A Day in Liverpool” – Film screening & live score performed by Aidan Smith
“Tracks” – Short film & live string ensemble with Luke Moore & Operation Lightfoot
Plus post screen discussion with composers Aidan Smith and Luke Moore
A double bill of live premieres –
This special event sees a dormant classic revived with a brand new soundtrack, composed and recorded especially for its 90th birthday. A DAY IN LIVERPOOL (1929) is one of the earliest examples of the city symphony genre of documentary art in which the city plays the central role. Aidan Smith has brought this beautiful film to life with a vibrant and diverse music score that does justice to a visually captivating silent classic by Anson Dyer (1876-1962) who, though working here in live action, was “a major figure in British animation for over thirty years, from the First World War to the aftermath of the Second.” (BFI) Aidan will be performing his score live at the Bluecoat for the first time, with a group of hand-picked musicians.
TRACKS is a new work for string ensemble by composer Luke Moore. The piece is a musical recollection of the Liverpool Overhead Railway, which served the city’s waterfront from 1893 until its closure in 1956. The performance features a CGI rendering of the railway in operation by 3D artist Steven Wheeler, footage by the Lumière Brothers shot from the railway in 1897, and newly filmed material. Tracks has been composed especially for this event and will be performed by music and arts collaboration collective Operation Lightfoot.
Saturday 14th July 16.00-18.00 at Bluecoat Performance Space
£7 Tickets at www.thebluecoat.org.uk