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David Sylvian releasing expanded version of Improv documentary Amplified Gesture

David Sylvian is re-releasing an expanded version of Amplified Gesture, a documentary on improvisation first released in 2009. The film, by Phil Hopkins, includes interviews with Eddie Prevost and Keith Rowe who discuss the birth of the AMM ensmble. Also interviewed are John Butcher, John Tilbury, Fennesz, Otomo Yoshihide, Toshimaru Nakamura and Sachiko M, plus instrumental outtakes from Manafon.

The expanded version includes an additional section which asks contributors about the political questions arising from their playing, plus interview outtakes and a short film by Sylvian titled A Man Of No Significance, on the Manafon recording sessions.

Amplified Gesture, produced by Sylvian, is re-released on 21 January. Watch a trailer below.

David Sylvian "Amplified Gesture" from Samadhisound on Vimeo.