Wednesday 13th November: The Evolution of the Drum Kit | Sunday 17th November: Filmphonics / Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE
We're teaming up with Hackney Attic once again on a couple of special film nights.
The first is on Wednesday 13th November and we're focusing on The Evolution of The Drum Kit. At the centre of the evening's proceedings is a screening of the award-winning 2012 documentary Beware of Mr Baker, which tells the story of how Ginger Baker became a pioneer of modern drumming, through his foundations in jazz and rock to his discovery of Afrobeat and African percussion. Featuring interviews with those he worked with over the years (Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce ... ) the film also reveals how beyond the prodigious talent, it is also Baker's fiery personality that has made him one of the most infamous musicians of his generation.
Here's the TRAILER for the film:
The screening is followed by a sequence of short performances and talks from London’s most adventurous kit players, including Ralph Salmins (Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, George Martin, Elton John, Madonna, James Brown ... ). Jean-Claude Webs (D.R. Congo: Kanda Bongoman, Sam Magwana) and Steve Noble (N.E.W., DECOY, Rip Rig & Panic ... ). Full line-up to be announced soon.
Filmphonics on Sunday the 17th of November features films inspired by the theme of percussion. African Drum, Beyond the Beat (2012) looks at the various social functions of the drum in West African society, and is followed by a live discussion with director Tariq Richards. Meanwhile Ballet Mécanique (1923) is a rarely-screened Dadaist masterpiece, famous for its extraordinary percussive score by Georges Antheil.