Bristol Filmic Festival celebrates film and music at St George's Bristol and Watershed. Philip Glass, Portishead's Geoff Barrow and Goldfrapp's Will Gregory are among the special guests.
Bristol's innovative Filmic festival is back with a three-month mash-up of film and music plus an array of special guests from iconic composer Philip Glass to Goldfrapp's Will Gregory.
The festival celebrates the creative intersections of film and music by mixing the work of locally based artists with that of major international figures.
A unique collaboration between St George's Bristol and Watershed, Filmic boasts a wealth of eclectic events including live music performances, film screenings and talks.
The festival will open and close with a number of unmissable events. Launching Filmic on Saturday, March 9, Bristol-based John Parish, best known for his work with PJ Harvey but also an accomplished film composer, solo artist and producer, will be in conversation about his upcoming Screenplay album followed by the world premiere of the live performance of Screenplay on Thursday, March 14.
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On Tuesday, May 14, Filmic will close with a double-bill featuring world-renowned composer Philip Glass, first in conversation with conductor Charles Hazlewood at Watershed and then in a solo piano performance at St George's, including his celebrated Etudes.
In between, there will be curated film seasons at Watershed, including five films selected by Parish featuring Klute and Once Upon a Time in the West in March, films which have influenced Goldfrapp's Will Gregory including Battle of Algiers and French Connection 2 in April, and a season dedicated to films scored by Philip Glass in May.
Another don't miss is Drokk, the cult collaboration between Portishead's Geoff Barrow and soundtrack composer Ben Salisbury (David Attenborough's Life Of series, Exit Through The Gift Shop and more), inspired by 2000AD's Judge Dredd comic strip.
Mark Cosgrove, Watershed's head of programme and Filmic co-curator, said: "Music and film were of course inextricably linked from the early days of cinema. What excites and surprises me about this creative relationship is how musicians are constantly influenced by film or have found scoring for film a source of inspiration for their own creativity.
"Filmic 2013 is not only a celebration of the rich relationship of film and music but also brings together an impressive range of respected musicians locally and internationally, who all in different ways hold film and cinema close to their own creative practice."
Full programme and ticket information on Watershed website www.watershed.co.uk/filmic.