The Cry Baby / Blog
Soundtrack to a birseye view of London.
Um excuse me but did you go inside my head while I was out of it and gather my favorite musicians, then put them in the same event. If so it should have been called Sountrack to Anna's life in her head, should it not? I went to see the event where some amazing artists create film scores for some old Macabre films. It was such a good idea, it really made me realise how much power you have with a soundtrack. You can reinterpret a whole film again. It was especially interesting that all the artists were using technology and sounds that wouldn't have been available at the time the film was made. I am a very big fan of Micachu and The Shapes and Imogen Heap. I also really love the Boxettes who were playing at the same time which was understandably difficult for me. Micachu made Hansel and Gretal into an amazing sound-scape concentrating on the childish sounds of squeaky shoes and contrasting it with the playfully scary sound of the witch hovering which kept the film light-hearted when she had the power to make it very dark. I hadn't heard of the next two artists Seaming and Tara Busch but they were really talented too and I will check them out properly now. Imogen Heap was absolutely amazing with the Holst Singers. She had made the score for Antonin Artaud's "The Sea Shell and The Clergymen." I have to say that I didn't watch the film intently because I was entranced by the choir and Imogen but every time she introduced a new haunting melody it was so descriptive that I would look up and already know what was on the screen. Especially in the dancing section of the film and the bit where the chap was being killed.