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Sound on Film I

Alternative title
Temp’Est
Synopsis
Series in which a composer and a director collaborate to devise and make an original music work for television.
1 (director: Simon Reynell; composer: James Dillon) A distorted reflection of a single moment from Shakespeare’s play THE TEMPEST, which evokes a shifting world in which the boundaries separating reality and imagination slide apart in unpredictable and sometimes threatening ways.
2 (director: Deborah May; composer: Kevin Volans): A journey encompassing barely inhabited wilderness, crowded traditional villages and the concrete and glass of the modern African city. The viewer is guided by an African dancer inspired by the animal and bird movements of traditional African dance.
3 (director: Michael Grigsby; composer: Paul Englishby): A documentary musical exploring the entertainment function of music. Features three people who share their musical aspirations and the significance of the piano in their lives and dreams.
4 (director: Jamil Dehlavi; composer: Paco Peña): An intense musical drama played out against a world of belief and superstition. Shot in Cordoba, its vivid images reflect the emotions evoked by magic.
Series
Sound on Film
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1998
Duration
30 each part

Credits

Director
Deborah May; Jamil Dehlavi; Michael Grigsby; Simon Reynell
Contributor
James Dillon; Kevin Volans; Paco Peña; Paul Englishby; Peter Maniura; Rodney Wilson

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Music
Keywords
dance - African; Music; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); television

Notes

Notes
The film (with full synopsis) may be viewed online on the University of Westminster Arts and Film Archive http://artsonfilm.wmin.ac.uk/filmsuk.php?a=view&recid=1 (accessed 10/2007).

Sections

Title
Temp’est
Synopsis
1 (director: Simon Reynell; composer: James Dillon) A distorted reflection of a single moment from Shakespeare’s play THE TEMEPEST, which evokes a shifting world in which the boundaries separating reality and imagination slide apart in unpredictable and

Title
Plane song
Synopsis
2 (director: Deborah May; composer: Kevin Volans): A journey encompassing barely inhabited wilderness, crowded traditional villages and the concrete and glass of the modern African city. The viewer is guided by an African dancer inspired by the animal and

Title
Pictures on the piano
Synopsis
3 (director: Michael Grigsby; composer: Paul Englishby): A documentary musical explring the entertainment function of music. Features three people who share their musical aspirations and the significance of the piano in their lives and dreams.

Title
Passover
Synopsis
4 (director: Jamil Dehlavi; composer: Paco Peña): An intense musical drama played out agains a world of belief and superstition. Shot in Cordoba, its vivid images reflect the emotions evoked by magic.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://artsonfilm.wmin.ac.uk/filmsuk.php?a=view&recid=1

Sponsor

Name

Arts Council

Phone
020 7973 6820
Fax
020 7973 6449
Notes
Contact: Will Bell (7/99), e-mail will.bell@artscouncil.org.uk
Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

Arts on Film Archive, University of Westminster

Notes
Arts on Film Archive offers on-line access to a large range of films on art produced in the United Kingdom since the 1950s, and is a unique record of British and international post-war art, as well as of documentary film-making in the UK. In its first phase, the archive offers a complete database and an on-line video streaming of all 450 films made by the film department of Arts Council England between 1953 and 1998 and several films produced till 2003 by the dance Department of ACE. The collection is only available streamed to ac.uk domain addresses.

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