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Portishead Archives - A Future Without

04

May
2010

Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) Collaboration

This is an event not to be missed! The duo have written new a score for Carl Theodor Dreyers classic 1928 film ‘The Passion Of Joan Of Arc’.

The film will be screened at Bristols Colston Hall on Friday May 7th 2010, accompanied by a live performance of the score. Charles Hazlewood will conduct the eclectic group, including Utley and Gregory, consisting of six electric guitars, members of the Monteverdi Choir, harp, percussion, horns and keyboards.

‘The Passion Of Joan Of Arc’ is long regarded as a masterpiece of silent cinema that has influenced generations of film makers, the film chronicles Joan’s trial, imprisonment, torture and execution, all told using Joan’s own words taken from trial transcripts discovered in 1924.

Here is a short documentary by Rick Holbrook following the progress of the project. Film Clips courtesy of Artificial Eye.

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22

Feb
2010

Adrian Utley (Portishead) ‘Music for Massed Guitars’ Video

Here it is as promised the video of Sixty guitars playing in unison created by Adrian Utley and conducted by Charles Hazelwood at Bristols Colston Hall on the 18th September 2009.

Sit back and enjoy the raw sound of sixty guitars! Oh and one drummer!!!

 


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03

Nov
2009

Adrian Utley (Portishead) ‘Music for Massed Guitars’ Pt 2

Here are the photos from Music for Massed guitars by Adrian Utley. Sixty guitars playing in unison conducted by Charles Hazelwood at Bristols Colston Hall on the 18th September 2009. A Future Withouts Kabuki Mono, KAHN and Will Plowman were lucky enough to be part of this great project. There will be a video of the event very soon!

Photography by Martin Thompson www.allyourprey.com/photo/

 

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18

Sep
2009

Adrian Utley (Portishead) ‘Music for Massed Guitars’

The Kabuki Mono boys and KAHN donned their guitars and joined Adrian Utley (Portishead) in the ground-shaking sound of over 60 guitars playing in unison. The award winning Charles Hazelwood was at the helm conducting the mass of guitars that were sprawled around the brand new foyer balcony’s at Bristols Colston Hall. The sound was immense a truly amazing event. More pics and footage to follow soon!



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