Sacred Sounds Women's Choir are thrilled to be invited to perform at the next Video Jam event taking place on Thursday 12th November at the Manchester Jewish Museum. The choir has been asked to create a score that responds to an extract taken from the 2012 documentary In Search of Silent Landscapes, directed by Webb-Ellis.
'In Search of Silent Landscapes follows Britian's top female ultra-distance runner, Sharon Gayter, through the most difficult two years of her running career. The film is a portrait of a complex and remarkable women and a meditation on time, devotion and silence.'
Video Jam has been commissioned by Creative Tourist to curate a unique Video Jam programme in the stunning setting of one of Manchester’s oldest synagogues. Working with a range of local and national artists this programme seeks to explore themes of faith, tradition, ritual and worship.
Baraka (extract, dir. Ron Fricke) scored by Flamingods
Twelfth Man (dir. Duane Hopkins) scored by Layfullstop
Brébeuf (dir. Stephen Broomer) scored by Alex Cottrell
In Search of Silent Landcapes (extract, dir. Webb-Ellis) scored by Sacred Sounds Women's Choir
Taklif (dir. Maryam Tafakory) scored by Metaphysical Human
About Video Jam:
Hailed as “one of Manchester’s most innovative nights” (Manchester Wire), Video Jam is an ongoing series of unique, experimental events which seek to explore and re-examine the relationship between moving image and live sound. Each programme features a wide variety of contemporary short films of all genres, with a particular emphasis on experimental and independent moving image by emerging and professional artists alike. For each of these films, a different musical act or sound artist is commissioned to compose an original soundtrack of their own interpretation to be performed as a live accompaniment, resulting in what we call a ‘blind collaboration’.
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