Mind on the Run: The Basil Kirchin Story in association with Touch Sensitive Records
Matt Stephenson, Alan Jones, Harriet Jones
“Basil Kirchin is the forgotten genius of post-war British music. His remarkable life stretched from the days when British dance music mutated into rock’n’roll, through a headlong succession of film scores and pop songwriting, before retreating to Hull, where he created sonic landscapes that still challenge convention while seeking out an increasingly reclusive existence until his death in 2005.
A pioneer of musique concrète described by Brian Eno as “a founding father of ambient”, Kirchin’s intriguing history represents a collision of popular and experimental musical cultures that predate and define much of the music we hear today.
Touch Sensitive DJs and Q& A with director Matt Stephenson
As part of the event we will also be screening ‘Abstractions of Holderness’, a collaborative work by Esther Johnson, St. Etienne’s Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs. Abstractions of Holderness is an audio-visual work inspired by Basil Kirchin’s 1970’s residency in East Yorkshire. http://blanchepictures.com/abstractions-of-holderness/
DJs 3pm, Film screening 4pm, Q&A 4.45pm
The Green Room @ The Black Box 18-22 Hill Street BT1 2LA
£5 online / £7 at the door