HippFest on Tour


With live accompaniment from Raymond MacDonald and Christian Ferlaino (saxophone and percussion)

Tour Dates 2017/18

Raymond MacDonald and Christian Ferlaino perform their new score written to accompany Italian-born Lorenza Mazzetti’s dialogue-free film ‘Together’ set in London’s East End. The film was made without synchronised sound as part of the British ‘Free Cinema’ movement whose manifesto celebrated freedom for filmmakers from orthodoxy and conservatism. It follows two deaf dockers in the midst of the wary, hearing community and stars the then unknown 32 year-old Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi in the lead.

Introductions and post-screening Q&As will be enhanced by BSL interpretation and electronic note-taking.

Dir Lorenza Mazzetti | UK | 1956 | b&w | 52m | cert PG
With: Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Andrews

Raymond MacDonald and Christian Ferlaino

Raymond MacDonald

Raymond MacDonald is a saxophonist and composer who has released over 60 CDs and toured and broadcast worldwide and has written music for film, television, theatre, radio and art installations. Collaborating with musicians such as Marilyn Crispell, George Lewis, Evan Parker, David Byrne and Jim O'Rourke, he plays in many collaborative free improvisatory contexts and his roots in jazz and pop music can also be heard in his playing and writing. He is also Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation at Edinburgh College of Art and lectures, publishes and runs workshops internationally.

Christian Ferlaino

Italian-born saxophonist, improviser, composer and ethnomusicologist Christian Ferlaino focuses on the intersection between composition and improvisation. His recent work focuses on the use of sound materials of Calabrian folk music, his birthplace in the South of Italy, in a contemporary jazz and improvised music realm.

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Last updated: 31 January 2018 at 11:04