BFI/Touch Fairy Tales: beautiful, strange and bats


New release from Touch in collaboration with the BFI, featruring a track from me, as well as a performance from the London Snorkelling Team. Also on the Touch website is the one I recorded with Ed Gaughan, featuring him improvising as possibly the three worst audio describers in the history of motion picture.

"Once upon a time, during the belle epoque in turn-of-the-century Paris, a short-lived film form called scenes de feeries, or fairy films, was becoming popular thanks to the Pathe Frerer company. In jewel-like colours the films, made to appeal to young and old alike, recreated the theatrical spectacles of the age with their fantastical settings, dancing girls, mythical beasts, supernatural beings and a plethora of stage tricks enhanced by the techniques of the new medium of film."