Birds Eye View, a film festival showcasing films directed and made by women, has announced a celebration of women in jazz and has commissioned film scores by female composers for their Sounds and Silents programme.
Perrirer Jazz Vocalist of the Year winner Niki King will perform a new song cycle to the 1920s film Why Change Your Wife?, there will be a return of 2013’s score for Sumurun (One Arabian Night) by Amira Kheir, and Lola Perrin’s score for The Wind (2011’s Silent London Best Silent Film Score Award Winner).
The London events take place from 8-13 April at BFI Southbank, Barbican, and Electric Cinema Birds Eye View celebrates women in jazz with new live film score commissions for April Festival & touring.
Niki King: live score for Why Change Your Wife?
Première: Thu 10 April, 6.10pm, BFI Southbank, London / bfi.org.uk
Tickets £15 / £11.50 concs. Box office: 020 7928 3232
Lola Perrin: live score for The Wind
Wed 9 April, 7pm, Electric Cinema, London
Tickets £18. Box office: 020 7908 9696 / electriccinema.co.uk
+ Wed 30 April, 6pm, Watershed (Bristol).
Tickets £8.00 / £6.00. Box Office: 0117 927 5100 / watershed.co.uk
Amira Kheir: live score for Sumurun (One Arabian Night)
Fri 11 April, 7pm, Barbican, London
Tickets £11.50 / £10.50 concs. Box office: 020 7638 8891 / barbican.org.uk
+ date TBC – May 2014, Hyde Park Picturehouse, Leeds
Tickets £8.00 / £6.50 concs. Box office: 0113 275 2045 / hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk
Birds Eye View Festival Site HERE