British Sea Power to perform live score at Sundance London
Story by Jack Foley
BRITISH Sea Power will perform a special concert at the closing night of the second Sundance London film and music festival on Sunday, April 28, 2013.
Live on stage in indigO2 in The O2, the band will perform their original score composed for From The Sea to the Land Beyond, playing live to a screening of the film. Tickets will be on sale from 9am on Friday, April 5 at www.sundance-london.com.
From The Sea to the Land Beyond, by award-winning director Penny Woolcock, is a lyrical portrait of Britain’s coastline, created through an exquisite combination of evocative archive footage drawn from the BFI National Archive and stirring music.
British Sea Power set the course for this cinematic voyage with an original score that ebbs and flows with the natural sounds of seagulls, ships and snippets of speech to create a deeply compelling and uniquely uplifting film experience.
When From The Sea to the Land Beyond was originally shown on BBC4 under the Storyville banner a Twitter-storm resulted in viewing figures twice the norm for this slot. The film is nominated for three Televisual Bulldog Awards.
British Sea Power commented: “It’s an honour to be playing at Sundance London. We’re really pleased with the way this film worked out – it was great working with Penny Woolcock. The film has taken us on an incredible journey and this is a rare opportunity to perform live with the film.”
The second Sundance London will take place from April 25 to 28, 2013, and will host the international and UK premieres of American independent films fresh from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., as well as live music performances, panels and events. Sundance Institute, which annually presents the Sundance Film Festival, selected the films and related programming. Film and panel tickets are now on sale.
In addition to the performance by British Sea Power, Sundance London will host previously announced performances by Peaches on Friday, April 26 and Gregg Allman and John Paul White of The Civil Wars on Saturday, April 27. Tickets for those performances are now on sale.