Double Brass  2014

Double Brass
Double Brass (still)
Double Brass
Double Brass (still)
Double Brass (still)
Double Brass (still)

Double Brass: two bands march in the landscape...

Listening to one another across their local landscape, the music appears to diverge and reharmonise as the bands pass and repass. 

The composer and Cornish bard Gareth Churcher wrote ‘Troheaul’ specifically for St Keverne band to perform in Double Brass at Kestle Barton. 'Troheaul' marks the summer solstice. It translates from the Cornish as 'sunturn: such as the druids made and the inhabitants of the western isles still make’ (Borlase 1769).

Double Brass extends themes in the collage work of the artist, focusing on shapes drawn on the land by social forms, formal doubling, echoing, weaving. 

The 9 minute film is created from footage sent in by audience members. Fourty-one separate videos of the performance have been edited together to record the 2014 performance of Double Brass. Cameras used include i-phones, Cannon 600d’s, old mobile phones, even older digital cameras and go-pro's. The differing qualities of these recordings echo the diversity of people in the band and the audience, brought together for the moment of noon on the summer solstice. The film is edited to the ‘Redegva’ section of the twenty-two minute ‘Troheaul’ composition.

View the film here on Vimeo

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Performance with St Keverne Band