There will be a feast of sights and sounds at Banchory’s Woodend Barn this weekend (Friday, October 11 to Sunday, October 13).
The Sound and Image festival – a weekend of live music and film- will be featuring performances by Remember Remember, Wounded Knee, Graeme Stephen and Pete Stollery.
The festival will explore the interaction between moving image and sound, the way musicians tackle the challenge of soundtracking other artists vision.
These performances are accompanied by special screenings of films which take an inventive approach to sound such as Lamorisse’s The Red Balloon, Step Across The Border, Pixar’s Wall-E and Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio.
Nicola Henderson, Director of Woodend Barn said: “When we sit and watch a film our emotional and physical response can be enhanced by the soundtrack that accompanies the film. When listening to music, images can change that experience. A good soundtrack will create an atmosphere, draw our attention to small details we may have missed and build excitement and/or emotional responses to what and who we are watching.“
Wounded Knee (Drew Wright) will be opening the weekend with a live soundtrack of John Grierson’s Drifters – a film following a herring drifter from departure in Scotland to market in East Anglia.
There’s also a special audio-visual performance by Glasgow indie stars Remember Remember who were nominated for the inaugral SAY award in 2012. The group is now a sprawling 7-piece specialising in lush soundscapes and brittle guitar instrumentals.
Sound and image combine in a screening of C’etait un Rendezvous, the legendary film by Claude Lelouch depicting a 9-minute drive through the streets of Paris at breakneck speed.
The festival will close with a screening of the German horror film The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, soundtracked live by guitarist Graeme Stephen.
Festival passes are available granting access to the entire weekend for £34.65 or £30.80 concession or tickets can be purchased for individual events. Available at the Barn or online.