A performance film inspired by the work of Steve Reich, 10 mins
Directed by Tristan Cook
Music composed by Steve Reich
Performed by Jon Manasse
Concept and animations by Jyll Bradley and Will Martin
Produced and Commissioned by Orchestra of St Luke’s.
As part of a music x visual art project commissioned by New York’s venerable Orchestra of St Luke’s myself and creative collaborator Will Martin made a new projection work for seminal composer Steve Reich’s ‘New York Counterpoint’. Reich’s work was originally inspired by the rhythms of his native New York. However, when I first heard the music I saw not the buzz of a city, but the geometric growth of the hop gardens of my native Kent. Here Reich’s stunning music is set to animations created from my drawings of hops and hop stringing patterns. The performance is by world leading clarinettist Jon Manasse.
Our New York Counterpoint film will receive its UK premiere on 3 September 2021 at the inaugural Folkestone Triennial Film Festival.