From Scotland With Love live performance at Queens Hall Glasgow and Barbican London
Professor Virginia Heath’s BAFTA-nominated film, From Scotland With Love, is screening with live performance of the score by King Creosote at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Thursday 12th March 2020. For more information, please read here.
Also screening at The Barbican Saturday 14th March 2020, almost 5 years after it was performed to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2015. For more information, please read here.
“Kenny Anderson performs his audio-visual love letter to Scotland and its people.
Virginia Heath’s meticulously selected archival footage depicts the full spectrum of life, from work to play, love to loss, humour to tragedy – it envelopes us in a world that may seem in the distant past, but that still resonates strongly today. With a live soundtrack from King Creosote and his band, and without voice-overs or interviews, the music paints a vivid picture of the film’s subjects, from a playful seaside scene to soldiers marching off to war.
King Creosote quickly sold out the premiere performance of the project back in 2014 – this is another chance to witness a project which still stands out as one of the highlights of his discography. The song-cycle shows his versatility and song-writing craft as he effortlessly moves from dreamy indie pop to ragtime polka with an omni-present flair for storytelling”.
Review of the Inverness Performance: “The music was sublime, carefully reflecting the mood of what you were watching on the big screen. At the end of the performance, the band was greeted by sustained, thunderous applause – one of the longest encores I’ve witnessed at Eden Court.”
Read more here.
Virginia Heath is Professor of Film in the Art and Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University. She is a multi-award winning writer/director with New Zealand and UK nationality. She directs documentary and drama films including the acclaimed, BAFTA nominated, From Scotland With Love and Berlinale award winning Relativity.