“Live soundtracks performed to films from the Film Archive collection.
Birchville Cat Motel
Campbell Kneale is an extremely prolific Wellington experimental sound-artist with some 70-odd releases under his belt. He creates pieces based on a collection of drones, found sounds and textural manipulation. Campbell will be working with images he has shot of his son dressed as Batman.
Disasteradio's Luke Rowell is a one-man band who usually plays an assemblage of Commodore 64's and 1980's beatboxes. The result is somewhat like Donkey Kong - with more bass! Luke will be working with two pieces from the 1930s, Control, a rugby instructional film, and Two Live Ghosts, an amateur home horror movie by A.R.D Lambourne.
The Timeless Sounds (Country)
The Timeless Sounds are Wellington's most unusual band. Formed in 2000, they have been quietly building a reputation for their mix of country, various folk musics, and singer Chris Clements' surreal monologues on the drama in the everyday. They are currently recording an album which will hopefully see the light of day in 2005. The Timeless Sounds will be scoring The Gangsters Come To Christchurch a film made by Pacific Films pioneer Roger Mirams when he was just 13 years old.
Brian Crook (Solo Guitar)
Brian Crook has been active in the New Zealand underground scene from the early 1980's to the present. Most know of him through his country group, The Renderers, who have recorded and released on US labels Kranky, Ajax and Siltbreeze. Last year Brian Crook released a solo album of sparse, twilight guitar pieces under the name Bible Black. Brian will be using a collection of amateur films shot by Te Kuiti surgeon Dr Leon de Castro, plus whaling material shot in Cook Strait during the 1950s.”