Joe Summers | The Last Of England – live scorePublished on May 15th, 2019
Friday 17th May 2019 at 20.00 at Cirkulacija 2 Tobačna Ljubljana – Welcome to the second artistic action by Joe Summers!
The Last Of England (dir. Derek Jarman) – live score
Joe Summers, Tom Summers & Rosa Irwin-Clark provide a newly developed experimental score for Derek Jarman’s seminal film ‘The Last of England’ (87 min).
Originally released in 1987, the film is a personal commentary on the decline of England & a dark meditation on the Thatcher years – a regime that Jarman found to be repressive & hostile. The film, it’s themes, and it’s imagery take on a new potency in the context of 2019’s bewildering political/societal circumstances.
“The score incorporates the emotional language of improvisation in order to magnify the symbology in Jarman’s visual poetry, as well as folk song as a means to explore ideas of nostalgia, nationalism, and their toxic potentialities.”