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.
...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
Strathmore Infant School, Hitchin, Herts
Canon Peter Hall Primary School, Immingham Lincolnshire.
Fire music at HOFS
The Steele Rooms
The Globe Upstairs Cinema
Turner Sims, Southampton
Soho venue tbc
Royal Northern College of Music
Darlington clarinet & sax day
The Gallimaufry, Bristol