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Sea Shanties

Helen Petts

United Kingdom, United Kingdom, 2010
17 minutes, 25 seconds, B&W, Stereo, 16:9
Original format: SD video
Available formats: HD Video / HD Digital file

An exploration of fire, water and small sounds dedicated to a man who loved such things.Originally commissioned by Matt’s Gallery for “TAPS – Improvisations with Paul Burwell.” Burwell was one of the original members of performance pyrotechnic outfit, the Bow Gamelan Ensemble, who died in 2006.Voice – Phil MintonPercussion – Roger TurnerFilm – Helen PettsRoger Turner is a percussionist and improviser. Phil Minton is a vocal artist working with extended techniques. Both are widely involved in the international free improvised music scene.Screenings – TAPS – Improvisations with Paul Burwell”, Matt’s Galley, London September 2010. Kino im Sprengel, Hanover, as part of Hannover Jazz Week, November 2010. “For the Song Has no End” curated by Andy Holden, Wysing Arts Centre November 2010. Shown in programme “Three Films with Phil Minton” at the Il Gesto del Suono Film Festival in Bolzano, Italy 2009 and Zwei Tage Zeit Festival Zurich 2012. As installation in Throw Them Up and Let Them Sing, Helen Petts’ solo exhibition at the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle 2012. Drawing Towards Sound, group exhibition curated by David Ryan, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich, 2015.Part of 3 Films with Phil Minton programme (with Two Figures in a Vortex and The Cutty Wren).

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