We Have An Anchor

by Jem Cohen

31 March 2015 / 20:00

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Please note: this event will start at 8pm and will run for 90 minutes without an interval.

We Have An Anchor sees independent filmmaker, Jem Cohen, collaborating with an extraordinary ensemble of acclaimed musicians in a cinematic love letter to Nova Scotia's Cape Breton.

Multiple layered film projections are interspersed with texts ranging from poems to local folklore, and buoyed by the groupís alternately ethereal and epic original score written and performed by members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Fugazi, Dirty Three and more.

The project was last presented to great acclaim in the Brooklyn Academy of Musicís (BAM) Next Wave series and appears here in its European debut.

Listen to Jem Cohen discussing the project in our March podcast.

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Guy Picciotto (Fugazi)
Jim White (Dirty Three)
T. Griffin (The Quavers)
Efrim Manuel Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion)
Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion)
Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion)
Mira Billotte (White Magic)

Part of Contemporary Music concerts
Part of New live music and film experiences

Presented by the Barbican in association with Glenn Max Events
Commissioned and produced by the Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
Creative Producer: Kathleen Forde

Jem Cohen film, music and performance season at the Barbican, Whitechapel Gallery and Hackney Picturehouse Tue 31 Mar - Thu 28 May whitechapelgallery.org

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