Organ Reframed: Visions in Meditation
12th October, Union Chapel, London
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A special screening of Visions in Meditation by Stan Brakhage with new works composed and performed by Philip Jeck, Sarah Davachi and Dark star plus James McVinnie, London Contemporary Orchestra
Visions in meditation is a culmination of many of Brakhage’s ideas and techniques. Across four films he explores the open landscapes of North America, its open vistas, makeshift shelters and desert landscapes. He also explores autobiographical themes and a non-hierarchical view of mankind in the world. Films one, two and four will be screened in silence as intended each followed by one of our new commissions written in response. The third film will be screened with its original electronic score by Rick Corrigan.
The three artists (with Sarah Davachi and Dark star plus James McVinnie) will each bring their own unique voice to the evening:
Philip Jeck studied visual arts at Dartington College of Arts in the 1970’s and has been creating sound with record-players since the early 80’s. He has released 11 solo albums, including the most recent “Cardinal”, a double vinyl release on Touch and his 2008 record “Sand” which was second in The Wire’s top 50 albums of the year.
Philip also still works as a visual artist, usually incorporating sound and has shown installations at The Bluecoat, Liverpool, Hayward Gallery, London, The Hamburger Bahnhof Gallery, Berlin, ZKM in Karlsruhe and The Shanghai and Liverpool Bienalles. He won the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Composers 2009.
“…The impact Jeck makes with his limited means is hugely, billowingly poignant … it evokes a simultaneous sense of persistence and decay, both a profound sadness and a sense of joy.” – The Wire