In 2007 Birds Eye View commissioned three artists to create new scores for three films from pioneering surrealist filmmakers Maya Derren and Germaine Dulac. This event took place at the Barbican, with the support of Arts Council England.
We also repeated our 2005 Sound & Silents commission of Joanna MacGregor, Rita Ray and Shri Sriram collaborating for the first time on a live score to a stunning selection of short silent films, including films by Alice Guy (1906), Lotte Reineger (1926) and Cathy Hinde (1905). This event took place at BFI Southbank as part of Optronica, and was repeated at Big Chill.
A few years later, as part of the 2010 Birds Eye View Film Festival, cutting edge composer Mira Calix scored the first feature length animation ever made.
As part of the 2010 Birds Eye View Film Festival
Cutting edge composer Mira Calix scores the first feature length animation ever made.
A showing of a varied selection of short silent films, from hilarious comedy by the very first woman director (Alice Guy Blaché), to stunning contemporary animation.
Accompanied by specially-written music from Joanna MacGregor and performed live in collaboration with DJ Rita Ray and Shri Sriram.
A programme of short avant-garde silent films made by women directors Maya Deren and Germaine Dulac
With specially composed & original soundtracks performed live by cutting-edge women musicians including Errollyn Wallen and Seaming To.