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Flatpack Festival: A Page of Madness

Flatpack Festival: A Page of Madness
Date and time
30 Apr 2019 (8:00pm - 9:30pm)
Location

The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR

Price

£14 (£12)

Flatpack Festival: A Page of Madness

Opening Flatpack Festival this year is the world première of a newly commissioned live score by Sinestro Home Video, a six-piece ensemble pulled together by composers Matt Eaton (Pram) and Gareth Jones (Misty’s Big Adventure, Grandmaster Gareth).

Thought lost for nearly five decades and then rediscovered in the 1970s, A Page of Madness is a stunning, surreal exploration of truth, memory and mental illness. Alongside the band, vocalist Atsuko Kamura will play the role of live benshi (narrator and storyteller), recounting the tale of a sectioned woman and her husband’s doomed attempts to extricate her from the asylum. The film has recently undergone a sumptuous restoration, and with Sinestro Home Video’s terrific new accompaniment it should be a festival opener to remember.

Also at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire...

Flatpack Festival: Fizzle: X-X - Sun 5 May, 2.30pm - 3.40pm
Flatpack Festival: Remodelling the Happiness Machine + Q&A - Sun 5 May, 4.30pm - 6pm
Flatpack Festival: Soundscreen - Sun 5 May, 7pm - 8.45pm