All Is Lost - album release and live soundtrack tour, autumn 2019
Sheffield’s cinematic soundtrackers Mark Daly and Michael Harding have worked together since 2005, establishing a reputation in the UK for their unique live re-score events, performing at cinemas, festivals and other venues across the country with cult films including Dark Star (John Carpenter), Belleville Rendezvous (Sylvain Chomet), Un Homme Qui Dort (Bernard Queysanne) and The Straight Story (David Lynch).
The careful preparation and attention to detail that they bring to each project is incomparable. The fact that they also work with the existing dialogue and incorporate it into the live performance, plus add other people’s tunes into the mix as well as their own tracks, means that they are effectively working as music supervisors and sound editors as well as original score writers (but all done live in real time).
All Is Lost is a 2013 survival drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor, starring Robert Redford as a man lost at sea. Redford is the only cast member and was nominated for a Golden Globe as well as winning the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor.
Animat have composed and produced a new soundtrack which uses elements from the film's sound effects track in combination with their trademark dub-infused ambient electronica and will be released as an album on CD and download by Disco Gecko Recordings on October 18th.
The album release will be marked with a series of live performance screenings, starting with a launch event in Sheffield featuring a special guest DJ set from Banco de Gaia.
Friday October 18th: Sheffield, Regather Works. Saturday October 19th: Hebden Bridge, Trades Club. Monday October 21st: Leeds, Seven Arts. Tuesday October 22nd: Birmingham, Mockingbird Cinema. Friday October 25th: Oswestry, Kino Cinema. Friday November 8th: London, Genesis Cinema. Wednesday November 20th: Leamington Spa, Temperance Cafe. Friday November 22nd: Wirksworth, Northern Lights Cinema.