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John Parish, Philip Glass and Will Gregory at Filmic 2013 in Bristol (news)

John Parish, Philip Glass and Will Gregory at Filmic 2013 in Bristol

John Parish, Philip Glass and Will Gregory will appear at the three-month Filmic Festival in Bristol this spring.

Bristol’s Filmic 2013 presents a three-month mash-up of film, music, talks and special events featuring iconic composer Philip Glass, Goldfrapp‘s Will Gregory, PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish, Jesus and Mary Chain’s Douglas Hart, as well as Drokk, a collaborative project by Portishead‘s Geoff Barrow and BBC composer Ben Salisbury.

Filmic is a unique collaboration between St George’s Bristol, a Georgian church turned leading concert hall celebrated for the bell-like clarity of its acoustics, and the award-winning independent cinema Watershed.

It is a different kind of film and music festival dedicated to pursuing the notion of ‘the filmic’, whether connected to an actual film or in a musician’s head.

On March 9, Bristol-based John Parish, best known for his work with PJ Harvey but also an accomplished film composer, solo artist, and producer, will be in conversation about his upcoming Screenplay album followed by the world premiere of the live performance of Screenplay on March 14.

Inspired by 2000 AD’s Judge Dredd comic-strip and commissioned for the recent Dredd film but not used, Drokk (March 21), the cult collaboration between Portishead’s Geoff Barrow and soundtrack-composer Ben Salisbury use Eighties synths and drum machines to summon up a bygone future.

On May 14, Filmic will close with a double-bill featuring world-renowned composer Philip Glass, first in conversation with conductor Charles Hazlewood at Watershed and then in a solo piano performance at St George’s including his celebrated Etudes.

The Filmic Festival 2013 is at Watershed and St George’s, Bristol, from March to May, 2013. Find out more on the Filmic website.

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