News & Updates
We are delighted that the launch of our Enchanted Cinema Tour (part of #shelleyfest200 – our ambitious new collaborative project) next Saturday 30th October, has been marked by the sighting of the Shelley’s Eagle Owl for the first time in 150 years. The giant owl was named after ornithologist Edward Shelley, nephew of Percy Bysshe, who wrote such heartfelt poetry about the natural world, birds and of course, owls.
We are now very much looking forward to returning to Margate Film Festival after our Live Cinema in Lockdown show last year, this year to celebrate the 100th birthday of Nosferatu, Saturday 30th Oct in the Union Church with a score inspired by the late, great Ennio Morricone.
We had an incredible last night of the Summer tour at Summer by the River at Scoop Amphitheatre with a huge screen projecting Vertov’s incredible cinematic experiment: Man with a Movie Camera. There are clips from our 90th Anniversary Score at LSO St. Luke’s here & tracks from the score available on our new album, A Forest Grew.
We have just confirmed the extension of our Enchanted Cinema Tour (till April 2022) with 3 new workshops/ interactive events including a Live FX Workshop in which we ask families to help us score the beautiful 1982 animation of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman (Dianne Jackson, 1982), a fond childhood memory of many of the parents no doubt. We ask family audiences to bring FX in advance or use their voices to create the sounds of images from the animation including a whale, a toothbrush, an owl, feet in snow, the chimes of a grandfather clock and a tearaway motorbike. We’ll join in on harp, viola, guitar, clarinet and the beloved aquaphone (see pic of Gareth playing one below).
A CALL FOR TALES!!
We are also looking for storytellers to contribute to our Tales for the Longest Night project – tales of haunting, ghosts, apparitions and the supernatural which we are gathering over October to be performed with live scores by us at Durlston Castle and other atmospheric venues, part of #shelleyfest200: Shared Heritage, Shared Creativity, our new collaborative project.
LEONORA & PEDALO
We were delighted to have our music featured on award-winning Radio 4 programme Shortcuts this summer devoted to surrealist Leonora Carrington.
Surrealism is very close to the heart of the Cabinet, with our own surreal sci-fi short Pedalo also released this summer, illustrated by Hannah Eaton, and produced by the Visionary Boscombe Group over lockdown(s).