New Mexico’s widescreen roving folk duo A Hawk and A Hacksaw present a brand new rescore of Soviet director Sergio Paradjanov’s classic film Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors.
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is Parajadnov’s first major work. Though hailed as a genius by the likes of Fellini, Antonioni and Tarkovsky, his visionary and poetic oeuvre was regarded as subversive by the Soviet authorities and he was frequently banned from filmmaking and imprisoned.
Set high up in the Carpathian mountains, the film tells the age old tale of a peasant’s love and loss in a pre-industrial age where magic and ritual are as much a part of existence as back-breaking work and violent family feuds. Paradjanov enriches the tale with occult imagery, swooping camerawork and a wide tableaux of breathtaking landscapes.
Started as a solo project in 2000 by accordionist and drummer Jeremy Barnes (former member of Neutral Milk Hotel) and named after a line in Cervantes’ Don Quixote, A Hawk And A Hacksaw became a duo in 2004 when Barnes met violinist Heather Trost. The pair began an adventure that took them to Budapest, Hungary where they lived for two years and met/toured with some of the country’s finest folk musicians. With an ever expanding and contracting line-up, A Hawk and A Hacksaw seek to create and document an ecstatic sound much like the village bands of old, with the communal aspect of folk tradition and musicianship the key factor.
A Hawk and A Hacksaw release an official soundtrack album to Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors this Spring on their label LM-Duplication.
Sensoria and Drowned in Sound present:
A Hawk and A Hacksaw’s rescore of Soviet director Sergio Paradjanov’s classic film Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors.
Date: 03 Mar 2012
Venue: St. George’s Church, 17 Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 4DT
Ticket Price: £12 ticket link
Telephone: 0114 275 2288
Other Dates in March
Sat 3 SHEFFIELD, ST GEORGE’S CHURCH
SUN 4 EDINBURGH, FILMHOUSE CINEMA
Mon 5 LEEDS, HYDE PARK PICTUREHOUSE
Thu 8 CARDIFF, CHAPTER
Tue 6 READING, SOUTH STREET
Wed 7 COLCHESTER, ARTS CENTRE
Fri 9-Sat 10 MINEHEAD, ATP
Sun 11 BERLIN, HEBBEL AM UFER 1
Tue 13 TJORN, SAGA BION
Wed 14 MALMO, INKONST
Thu 15 GOTHENBURG, KOLONI @ BIO ROY
Fri 16 GERLESBORG, HAMBURGSUND
Sat 17 COPENHAGEN, GLOBAL
Sun 18 AARHUS, VOXHALL