We mentioned The McCarricks just the other week when they opened up for Kristin Hersh at Soho Arts Theatre and, indeed, joined her on stage for her set that night and for her performance at FOPP. They're going it alone this Friday night at the fascinatingly monikered Horse Hospital near Russell Square tube.
Here's the skinny from their mailout:
"The McCarricks are at it again. More films, more live music and another unmissable night at the wonderful Horse Hospital. The date for the diary is Friday 26th January 2007 - 7.30pm.
This time we'll be celebrating the work of film maker/animator Norman McLaren.
McLaren was born in Scotland in 1914. He became interested in cinematic techniques while studying at the Glasgow School of Art in the 1930's where he spent his spare time making films and playing the organ! He began to develop innovative animated film techniques that eliminated the camera and required the artist to draw, paint or scratch directly onto the film. His animations are beautiful and extraordinary and it is unsurprising that he was an inspirational source to the likes of Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. His films continue to baffle film enthusiasts who even with today's advanced technology are unable to obtain the same results.
We've taken the liberty of scoring new soundtracks for a selection of Norman McLaren films and would like to invite you along to see/hear the results. In addition we'll be playing a few favourites from our show 'Music From The Third Floor' as well as performing some brand new work.
Support for the night will be from experimental electric violinist Tansy Spinks.
The Horse Hospital is housed in what was an old Victorian Horse Hospital situated just behind Russell Square tube station."
Experimental strings and video art in a Victorian Horse Hospital? We are so there!!