Image from the collection of the Austrian Film Museum Frame enlargement Georg Wasner
In November 2016 I was commissioned by artist, Stefhan Caddick and Dr. Victoria Donovan to write and record an original re-scoring of Dzinga Vertov’s 1930 masterpiece film, Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass as part of their event, Enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm is a migration story spanning Merthyr Tydfil and Ukraine; the 1860s to the present day. This innovative, interdisciplinary one-day arts event brings together musicians, members of the community, archivists and historians to take a radical look at a little-known historical episode that links Merthyr and the South Wales Valleys to the Donbas in Ukraine and asks how the legacy of this past continues to resonate in our social, cultural and political landscape today.
I will be performing my re-scoring, live, at the event on Saturday the 1st of July 2017 at the Red House in Merthyr, South Wales. Entry is free. Experience is priceless.
For more details please visit Stefhan’s website: http://www.stefhancaddick.co.uk/enthusiasm/