Originally posted by Feòrag NicBhrìde:
One of our regular tech support visits to my partner's family happily coincided with this event, part of the Leeds International Film Festival, so I went along.
It was billed as a mixture of film, spoken word and music, and that was pretty much exactly what it was. There were three segments, each hinged around a short film, and recorded extracts from the Quiet Man book, with John Foxx playing a grand piano over it. One segment featured a live reading, with a "VJ" - one "John Leigh" (any relation?) mixing the film live too.
None of this was anywhere near as boring as I've just made it sound, but to me the most interesting part was the audience Q and A at the end. Many of the audience appeared to be "usual suspects" and they asked really pertinent and relevant questions. It was interesting to hear him talk about his influences, and my partner was particularly fascinated to hear about the Ballard stuff, with respect to early Ultravox.
Looking forward to see how this project develops.
Glad you enjoyed the night.
John Leigh (Karborn) is one of John's sons.
He is the spitting image of his dad.
I think I've turned into one of the usual suspects this year.
For those who are interested.
I've posted the intro & 1st few minutes on Youtube:- http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=S_B44TnYisU
Also part of the Q & A from the end:- http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=OV4bnUerAfQ
Here is a collage of images from my trip:- http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm79/mateybloke/quietman%20leeds/collage.jpg
A slideshow:- http://s293.photobucket.com/albums/mm79/...nt=7e4ae2d4.pbw
Including pictures of Leeds Town Hall & the Foxxgate venue.
This is a link to the Metamatic thread:-