Molly Nyman and Harry Escott whose soundtrack to Shifty was released in April this year will be appearing at the Latitude Festival in Southwold, Norfolk on Sunday July 19th. They will be appearing in the Film and Music Tent at 3.55 pm and the festival programme notes below give a taste of what to expect.
“With their 12 piece chamber ensemble, The Samphire Band, they will take you on a
journey from the shifty glades of Essex and on to Bedlam, finishing up in the
heart of Benjamin Britten’s Suffolk (via White Cloud, Kansas).
Strings, percussion, brass and vintage keyboards will recreate the soundworlds
to films such as Hard Candy, Shifty, Poppy Shakespeare and A Mighty Heart.
The score to Shifty, for which Molly and Harry received a BIFA (British
Independent film Award) nomination earlier this year, will be performed live for
the first time here at Latitude accompanied by stunning visuals specially
created for this year’s festival by artist Nick Hornby.
Strains of classical chamber music, folk, electronica, warped pianos and a touch
of the fairground collide to create their distinctive and decidedly English
voice; one that is increasingly in demand by British film makers and is sure to
provide the soundtrack for many more films to come. Don’t miss this rare
opportunity to see this unique band of musicians, live.”
You can buy tickets and find out more information about Latitude festival at www.latitudefestival.co.uk