MULTI-instrumentalists Three Cane Whale are touring their new project, At The Pictures, to West Country venues, continuing at the David Hall at South Petherton on Friday 6th July, Sladers Yard at West Bay on 13th and Corsham’s Pound Arts on Saturday 14th July.
The trio’s music is often described by critics as cinematic, and At The Pictures features music played live to accompany 12 short films specially produced for them by filmmakers and visual artists in partnership with the 2017 Filmic Festival, St George’s Bristol and The Watershed.
Three Cane Whale’s music is rooted in specific landscapes and journeys, and this project brings film into the heart of their live performance.
The films cover many aspects of the film-makers’ art, including cutting-edge animations, lo-fi shadow-puppetry, alfresco contemporary dance, and slowly shifting landscapes from Cornwall to the Lofoten Islands.
Intricate, elegaic, mesmerising and contemplative, Three Cane Whale’s music has both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy. The musicians are Paul Bradley, acoustic guitar and miniature harp, Pete Judge, trumpet, cornet, rotary-valve tenor horn, dulcitone, harmonium, chimes, glockenspiels and lyre-harp, and Alex Vann, mandolin, bouzouki, bowed psaltery, tenor banjo, zither and hammered dulcimer.