Flicks

Project Flicks started out in 2018 as an opportunity for the quartet to commission and perform four dynamic new scores to accompany a variety of films, some pre-existent and others created for this unique programme.

These films explored the early years (1913) of silent black and white movies, the American response to the ‘cold war’ and its own careless nuclear experiments, through the charming 1950’s streets of Paris via the adventures of a the young boy Pascal and his loyal red balloon, through to the animated lives of an Australian trio of Brian (The budgie), Banksy (The dog) and Hope (the boy).

Project Flicks, with the support of Arts Council England, has reached out to the general public way beyond the usual performance spaces, having been presented in villages halls, public houses, schools and arts centres around the UK throughout 2019 charming audiences from all ages from 5 to 95!

Project Flicks has created its own momentum and is expanding its repertoire of new films and vibrant scores for this next decade of 2020. There are already two exciting additions, with David Lancaster’s high octane joy ride through Paris in ‘Rendevous’ and Tom Gimson’s beautiful miniature ‘Creek’, a sonic and visual response to the river Ravensbourne in Deptford, an often overlooked yet historic part of London.

Prepare to be charmed, sometimes alarmed, yet inthralled by this eclectic combination of film music gems.

Project Flicks (2020)



The Red Balloon (French) - Michael Smith
Nause? (USA) - Colin Smith
Rendevous (French) - David Lancaster
Brian & Banksy (Aus/Italian) - Frank Millward
Cretinetti’s Christmas (Italian) - Joe Schittino
Creek (UK) - Tom Gimson

Look out for more additions in 2020/21

‘Balloons, Popcorn , Action !’














Supported by The Arts Council

Reviews

...the delightful sepia-toned film follows the adventures of a young boy with his new-found toy and the repetitive, rhythmic parps, grumbles, squawks and soaring melodies and harmonies of four saxophones perfectly complement the lad’s scrapes in the rubble of the French capital.
Dorset Echo Nick Horton 05/02/2020

Performances

06/09/2019
Canon Peter Hall Primary School, Immingham Lincolnshire.
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Educational/Project Flicks. 9.30am More info

05/07/2019
Fire music at HOFS
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18.00 (talk/early screening of flicks for u18)
20.00 Project Flicks
Hadleigh Old Fire Station
Hadleigh
Essex SS7 2PA

22/06/2019
The Steele Rooms
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Brigg, North Lincolnshire
The Steele Rooms website

14/06/2019
The Pumphouse
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The Pumphouse
44 Park Road,
Aldeburgh, IP15 5EU
6pm performance

11/05/2019
Calstock Arts
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Calstock Arts
Calstock, Cornwall
Clastock Arts website

10/05/2019
The Globe Upstairs Cinema
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The Globe Upstairs Cinema,
Chagford, Dartmoor, Devon
The Globe website

09/05/2019
Dorchester Arts
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01/03/2019
Turner Sims, Southampton
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11/02/2019
Soho venue tbc
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Project Flicks London Launch

04/11/2018
Royal Northern College of Music
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An audience with the Delta Sax Quartet
Saxophone Day, Royal Northern College of Music
Details on RNCM Website

07/10/2018
Darlington clarinet & sax day
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07/08/2018
The Gallimaufry, Bristol
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Pilot/Launch performance. Venue website