microphones in the trees: the caretaker

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

the caretaker

"... James Leyland Kirby returns with a long-in-the-making soundtrack to acclaimed filmmaker Grant Gee's documentary about German writer WG Sebald. 'Patience (After Sebald)' is a multi-layered film essay on landscape, art, history, life and loss - an exploration of the work and influence of German writer WG Sebald (1944-2001), told via a long walk through coastal East Anglia tracking his most famous book 'The Rings Of Saturn'. Much like The Caretaker's oeuvre, Sebald's works are particularly focused on themes of memory, both personal and collective, making Kirby the ideal candidate for this score. Grant tasked him with soundtracking responsibilities, but rather than thrift shop shellac, the source material for 'Patience' was sourced from Franz Schubert's 1927 piece 'Winterreise' and subjected to his perplexing processes, smudging and rubbing isolated fragments into a dust-caked haze of plangent keys, strangely resolved loops and de-pitched vocals which recede from view as eerily as they appear. Mastered and cut by Lupo at D&M, the album is adorned with another specially commissioned painting by Ivan Seal..." boomkat


foto: miroslav tichý


ana said...

gracias carol! delicatessen, foto y disco :) definitivamente cada vez me gusta más y más, no tanto como an empty bliss pero casi:'where the dog days were drawing to an end'

Unknown said...

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