SERAFINA STEER & SAM STEER: THIS SIDE OF THE MOON
Originally commissioned for the 2011 Branchage Jersey Film Festival, the London premiere of harpist and songwriter Serafina Steer and animator Sam Steer’s performance takes place on the 13th of Jaurary at the Hackney Picture House.
Inspired by Kenneth Anger’s 1950 short film Rabbit’s Moon, in their bizarre, astounding new animation, Postman’s Familiar, the Steer brother and sister team have re-interpreted the archetypal characters of Anger’s avant-garde clown fantasy. Anger’s original soundtrack features mainly doo-wop pop, juxtaposed against his surreal, classical, silent take on ‘commedia dell’arte’.
Serafina Steer creates a live sonic interpretation of this mythical story, using the new sound of ‘psychedelic harp’. There will be a programme of classic and recent animations, including other Steer brother and sister collaborations.
There will be also be a full supporting programme of live music, and a late bar until 1am with guest DJs.
Serafina’s live soundtrack event is supported with a grant from PRS for Music Foundation’s ‘Women Make Music’.
HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE: 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE