Live music cult film fusion
Morricone Giallo! In a fusion of live music and cinema, f’eatre explore the haunting wordless female vocal and the psychedelic lounge trip of Ennio Morricone’s Italian cult film scores of 1968-72. Expect a triptastic mix of hypnotic jazz rhythms, bossa beats, soaring soprano and avant garde expressionism – all to a stunning backdrop of the original film visuals. Think knife-edge erotica, naked women found dead in fridges and Alain Delon wrestling with giant eels…A rare treat!
F’eatre are the extraordinarily talented Fiona Staniland [Je t’aime Serge Gainsbourg, Darlene Mietrich] (producer, chanteuse), Nick Ramm [Cinematic Orchestra, Fire Collective ](musical arrangements, keyboards), Alex Keen (basses) Jon Scott (drums), Jon Gingell (guitars) and Gerry Hunt (clarinet, flute, sax, trumpet). After the Spaghetti came the Dessert! www.fionastaniland.com
The genius Spaghetti Westerns soundtracks which Ennio Morricone scored for Sergio Leone, form only a small part of Il Maestro’s prolific 500 film soundtrack career. After the commercial success of Once Upon A Time In The West, Morricone vowed never to make “any more films with horses” and focussed on other genres such as peculiar “Giallo” thrillers, horror and erotica. During 1968-72, with a team of Italy’s best solo musicians and his long term singer muse, Edda dell’Orso, he produced some of his most beautiful music. Morricone’s strong melodies, psychedelic grooves, bossa nova lounge and brilliant hypnotic jazz rhythms were set alight by Dell’Orso’s haunting wordless female vocal: a singer whose splendid vocalise was equally at home producing soaring soprano as sexy humming, girlish giggles and avant garde expressionism, all delivered with sublime, relaxed artistry. The results were heavenly.
Fiona Staniland www.fionastaniland.com