The only London show of It’s Morning, a film and live music collaboration featuring Mercury-nominated band Led Bib, combines film, song and improvisation to full cinematic effect.
Led Bib, known for their boundary stretching rock and jazz, that garnered them a Mercury Prize nomination and a fistful of prestigious awards, set off last year in the hull of a boat in east London, together with lyricists and songwriters to create a suite of songs.
Emerging from their underwater session, elements of their groovy, heavy, improvised sound remained, but they were now set against fragile vocals and poignant lyrics, taking them into a much gentler song world. The project also resulted in a collaboration with US based film-maker Dylan Pecora, who created a movie to the entire record.
Live, the singers, film and instrumentalists combine into a multimedia technicolour performance, where the band plays live to the film and VJ Oli Chilton manipulates the movie, as the band expands the material in real time, improvising visually and musically. This London Jazz Festival show is the London premiere and album launch for this one off performance -not to be missed.
Sharron Fortnam – vocals
Chris Williams – saxophone
Pete Grogan – saxophone
Elliot Galvin – keyboard
Liran Donin – bass
Mark Holub – drums
The other film is ‘Picture the Light’ by Rebecca Salter RA with music by Max de Wardener. Rebecca Salter RA is currently Keeper of the RA Schools. She has had numerous exhibitions in London, New York and elsewhere. Max de Wardener is a composer and musician, with commissions for many films and for the LSO among others.
More about Picture the Light (with an extract of the film)