Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home: Featurette

Details

Location

Rathlin East Lighthouse

Year

2017

Source

Produced as part of Britain on Film: Coastal

Format

colour

Length

12min 04sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Colm Laverty, Malojian, National Museums Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

Northern Ireland Screen

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

In celebration of Northern Ireland’s coastal life - and as part of the BFI's Britain on Film: Coastal project - Malojian was asked to research, compose, record and produce a musical response to the content of the Digital Film Archive.

This film, shot on location at the Rathlin East Lighthouse, documents that process and the recording of material that would form the basis of the album, Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home.

‘A few months ago Northern Ireland Screen contacted me to see if I'd be interested in playing a gig in a coastal location, with coastal themed visuals from their archive to be used as a backdrop. This sounded very cool to me and the more I thought about it, I began to get really into the idea of recording some new material to go alongside it. So I started recording demos at home with the intention of taking them to a proper studio at some stage and turning them into an album. Low and behold, like an ugly duckling or something, they grew and took on a life of their own and have taken me on the most incredible musical journey I've been on yet. From recording in a lighthouse to collaborating with some of my favourite musicians ever, they've become my next album.  It's called LET YOUR WEIRDNESS CARRY YOU HOME and features Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M., Atoms For Peace, Roger Waters), Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub), Jon Thorne (Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Lamb) and more...'

-Stevie Scullion
 

Notes

Part of the BFI's Britain on Film: Coast and Sea project.

Shot List

Excerpt from Beauty To Last (1969) - courtesy of National Museums Northern Ireland

Credits

Written and Performed by: Malojian

Directed by: Colm Laverty

Produced by: Colm Laverty and Francis Jones

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