Past Lives

29 Jun 2012

Event times

6.00pm - 9.30pm

Cost of entry

Performance only - £10/£8. Workshop only - £7/£5. Combined ticket - £12/£10

The Public

West Bromwich, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Located within a few minutes walk of West Bromwich Bus Station and West Bromwich Central Metro Station
  • Nearest train station: Sandwell & Dudley

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By Theo Travis and Dave Sturt


Performance: Cipher have collaborated with visual artist Anthony Hatton to produce a thought-provoking and engaging visual and live musical experience using amateur film of Midlands life from the 1930s to the 1970s. The performance features celebrated musicians/composers Dave Sturt, Theo Travis and members of SinfoniaViVA. Capturing moving images is now commonplace with mobile phones and pocket cameras, but before the digital age it wasn't so easy. Small format movie cameras were the liberating technology of the mid-20th Century, giving ordinary people the chance to record everyday events on their 8mm and 16mm cameras. Workshop: Prior to the performance we will be hosting a 'Music for Film' workshop, providing an opportunity to develop skills in composing and performing music with film. The workshop looks at 'capturing a mood' and exploring themes, using improvisation and technology to discover the hidden potential of musical instruments. Music for Film workshop - 6.00pm — 7.30pm | £7 (£5 conc) Led by Dave Sturt and Theo Travis. All ages and standards welcome Performance - 8.15pm — 9.30pm | £10 (£8 conc) In collaboration with Media Archive for Central England and Quad Workshop and performance combined ticket, £12 (£10 conc) Suitable for ages 14+

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