Jem Cohen's love letter to Nova Scotia to be performed at London's Barbican in 2015
Film maker Jem Cohen’s We Have Anchor will be performed at London's Barbican next year. The project, commissioned by EMPAC, is a “love letter” to Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island in Canada, involving projections collected over the last ten years combined with texts and a score written and performed by members of Fugazi, Dirty Three, Godspeed and others. Playing at the Barbican performance are Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto, Dirty Three's Jim White, Efrim Manuel Menuck and Sophie Trudeau from Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Jessica Moss from Thee Silver Mt Zion, T Griffin from The Quavers and Mira Billotte of White Magic.
It was originally performed two years ago at EMPAC in upstate New York, and the London performance will take place on 31 March 2015. Watch a trailer below. More info is on the Barbican site.
UPDATE: We Have An Anchor will also be performed in Paris on 2 & 3 April, more details via Sonic Protest.