Re:Noir - dance collaboration with choreographer Jacob Hobbs - for female trio, tenor saxophone and electronics. The work was premiered at the Robin Howard Dance Theatre in March 2009 with saxophonist Ellie Steemson.
Inspired by film noir and all its ambiences, stock characters and clichés: our goal for the project was to capture and distill this essence of noir to create an abstract narrative of concentrated emotions and impressions. Taking the saxophone as the sound at the heart of noir, the score pits the solo player as bold protagonist: fighting the good fight in a world of electronic echoes.
Clip from the studio recording:
Engaging with themes of urban frustration, splendour and joy, the film was shot on the Barbican’s High Walk and premiered at the Circuit Soup film festival 2010.