ARCC: A process
Which leads? Eyes? Or ears? Blurring the boundaries of soundtrack and live gig with hybrid instrumentation and beautiful sound, re-scoring of classic narrative films gives them an intense and quirky interpretation subverting yet strangely enhancing the director's intention.
ARCC: a band
ARCC are a four piece band playing improvised music to film manilpulated by VJ Arnie and accompanied with dance, movement and live camera by Bethan White.
Swamp Blues: Occupying a space that encompasses ambient jazz, progressive rock, traditional folk and dub, creating our unique, self-styled swamp blues, ARCC re-score the soundtracks of both short and feature length films. Inspired by a wide range of musical and cinematic genres, from the desert blues of Mali to west country punk through to celtic tunes, dub and rock, romance to sci-fi, darkness through to light.
The name we give to our evenings that usually include performance by ARCC, collaboration between VJ and DJ - Yellow Submarine and Barbarella, two very popular recent collaborations, give you a flavour of that. Throw in a sprinkling of poetry, acoustic music, puppetry. Video decor, with the use of multiple projectors and freely mixed visuals give any space a totally different and magical feel. Popcorn and Ice cream are indispensable acompaniments to this cinematic feast.
ARCC are saving up for a Wurlitzer organ that comes through the floor during the interval.
To contact us please email email@example.com
Please note our email address has changed and is not a link anymore, the spam harvesters sure are efficient these days.
“With their powerful fusion of world, dub and jazz, ARCC are a magnificent, brooding presence” Venue Magazine
Naqoyqatsi : Life as War
September 8th 2012 at Bird of Prey.
The third and last film in the Qatsi series, made in 2002, this is the darkest and most intense of Reggio's trilogy. Opening with some breathaking views of noble but abandoned buildings the film is split into three movements; numerica.com, circus maximus and rocketship 20th century, culminating in anexplosive climax of sound and vision.
2012 has seen ARCC building it's video show so come along and experience our son et lumiere spectacular; two 5 metre screens, live band and dance.
We will be playing a short film "We have decided not to die", one of our favourite shorts before the main feature as part of a film production so we can build a Youtube presence to a brand new recording by Chris Aplin.
How to find Bird of Prey; google map. Parking is possible at Bathampton, either by the George or the shops, distance half a mile.
Previously on Cinemascape
Well we played Glastonbury, the first outing for the Big TV, a portable Cinemascape viewer that in its first incarnation was a big success. Despite the awful weather, much legendary Glastonbury mud and continuous rain we had by the end of the set gathered quite an audience at the Bath Bandstand stage.
The debut of the Big TV
Do Not Adjust Your Set
Mr Wolf's 33 St. Stephen’s St, Bristol BS1 1JX
22:00 to 23:00
The ARCCster's will play to a selection of modern short films.
Bristol's first chance to catch our new bass player Mikey M! You will be surprised at the new flavours of ARCC
For more information www.myspace.com/songsmithbristol
Sunday November 18th -
Ritzy Cinema in the Love Lounge at The Bell, Walcot Street, Bath.
Doors open 8pm, main feature at 9pm.
Man with Movie Camera
Dziga Vertov, Russia 1929.
Doors open 8pm, show starts 8.30pm, £6/£5
Man with Movie Camera
with live improvised score by ARCC
The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine
chortle with joy to a unique combination of the deep dub sound of DJ Equalizer (Kiss FM) played to the visual interpretation of VJ Fieldov (www.fieldov.com)
Performance Poetry by Rosemary Dun
Have your mind stroked by the velvet tongue of Rosemary Dun, fabulous floozy of the spoken word
the first UK showing of a short film by Amanda Terrington with music by internationally renowned film composer Peter Green (www.petergreen.org) “an onslaught of aural punishment, intensity, interwoven twisted beats, and crushed breath, an electronically transformed rollercoaster landscape ”
The main feature, Man with Movie Camera, made by Russian director, Dziga Vertov in 1929, is a film without narrative, a warm and personal insight into Russian life of the late 1920s. With ground-breaking composition, editing techniques and effects this film is famous for the range of cinematic techniques Vertov invented, deployed and developed, astounding in their day and a huge influence on film makers. The overall speed is fast moving and enthralling, even with no actors the sequences and close-ups capture emotional qualities which could not be fully portrayed through the use of words. In The Space, transformed by multiple screens and video decor, ARCC will improvise a score borrowing from British and Eastern European folk music entwined with powerful live drum and bass groove.
Come watch, listen, dance and enjoy this unique experiential evening.
Saturday 16th June 9pm - The Chelsea, Chelsea Road Easton Bristol. Free Admission. Naqoyaqatsi, the last of the 'qatsi' trilogy by Godfrey Reggio, released in 2002.
As listed in Venue;
“Live soundtrack by the band ARCC to the film Naqoyqatsi, an exploration by Godfrey Reggio of a lifestyle dominated by war. Finished just before the twin towers attack in 2001, it was not released until August 2002. A brooding, intense film with music to match. ARCC freely mix elements of dub, celtic and world jazz. Watch, dance or listen you will not emerge unmoved. ”
You can download an A4 copy of the poster here (pictured right)
We are hoping to do a series of 5 or 6 gigs in the autumn - get in touch if you knwo somewhere we can play.
Eastern European Music
Most of us are involved in a monthly Eastern European folky session on the 2nd Wednesday of each month formerly at The Printer's Devil (near the Evening Post building). We are temporarily without a home, a situation that is close to being sorted. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be kept up to date about this session.
Buy 'Happy Jack' at Ashton Court Festival on CD.
Every CD totally unique.
Every performance totally unique.
Usually when you hear the words "world premiere" you can safely assume that although it may be the first performance for the public of that show there will have been extensive rehearsals and previews. When ARCC says "world premiere" - it does exactly what it says on the box.
Ashton's Courts performance of Happy Jack, apocryphal tale of our times, was not only the first time the show had been performed in any way, it was also the first time that bunch of musicians had all played together.
With a story written and performed by word floozy Rosemary Dun, visuals performed by VJ Fieldov, ARCC were augmented for the occasion by Dave 'Needles' Pierce on saxophones and Andy Drumm N. Bass on keyboards.
We have a CD for sale, personalised for you, of that premiere performance at Ashton Court in the Blackout tent on 23rd July 2006. There will never be another exact repeat of that performance.
The recording you will receive will in some way be totally unique. Maybe a mix, artwork, message, all three? Try it and see.
How can you have more fun for £5? Send for yours now;
Happy Jack, ARCC, PO Box 1940 Bath BA2 6YN UK
Still not sure?
Take a listen to some of our free music, all unique improvised performances themselves.
ARCC are currently looking for a sound manipulator, mixer or engineer.
So if you live in the Bath or Bristol area of Southwest England and have an interest in film soundtrack and live music, do get in touch.
We also seek collaboration with anyone having an interest in sound and image, Vjs, poets, Djs, filmmakers, installation artists. In fact if you can think of any way in which we can collaborate, please get in touch.