July 2012 Screenings - Andrew Cross: The Solo, a film featuring the music of Carl Palmer

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This is a free event!
Andrew Cross: The Solo
a film featuring the music of Carl Palmer
4 – 8 July 2012

The Dye House
Nutbrook Studios, 33 Nutbrook St. London SE15 4JU
Screenings will be at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm.

Special evening private view: Saturday July 7th 5-8pm
The Solo explores the relationship between music and space by focusing on a much-maligned musical form: the rock drum solo.
The 35 minute film is presented here as a large-scale twin-screen projection as it was first shown in 2010 at Ikon Eastside when it was met with critical acclaim. The work has since been screened in various forms and was a highlight at the 2012 PuSh Festival of Performing arts in Vancouver.
Popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s, drum solos were a key feature of rock concerts of the period, combining extraordinary musical virtuosity and showmanship. The film was made in collaboration with Carl Palmer, drummer of 1970s supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer, who composed and performed a series of five new drum solos especially for this project.
The film draws attention to the minutiae of PalmerÕs performance and the absorbing relationship between drummer and drum kit. Sequences of tightly framed images were constructed through a process of rigorous editing and CrossÕs minimalist style gives rise to a consideration of shifting cultural values.
"As Palmer builds his solo from a single snare into a full drum onslaught, Cross's close up focus and minimalist editing defiantly and almost provocatively rescues a musical genre from cultural obsolescence." - The Guardian
For further information, please contact:

Andrew Cross
T: 07957 293 787

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