Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Weds 4th March: Screen Siren

This weekend sees the first ever screening of Oscar Wilde's Salome at the National Film Theatre with a specially commissioned score written and performed live by Bishi. It features music in collaboration with composer Neil Kaczor, who is also the pianist in her band. Bishi has always had an interest in the crossover between music and film. Apparently she has had an amazing time working on the project and learning all about the original production with the complex and fascinating interrelationships behind the scenes. The incredible looking set was based on Aubery Beardsley's illustrations from the book's artwork and costumes were designed by Valentino's wife?! The screening is going to be hosted by Immodisty Blaize and is part of the current "Bird's Eye View" festival at the BFI. Check the link for tickets......................
Thank you to Mishkin for supplying me with this iconoclastic image of Bishi which they worked on with set designer/stylist Alex Cunningham.


rorydcs said...

You forgot that your own film is going to be there as well Fred!

fredbutlerstyle said...

Indeed, thank you Rory!
I will write about that now!

: )