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Portishead and Goldfrapp create music score in Bristol
Bristo's Colston Hall will show Joan of Arc
The unique Joan of Arc event will be screened at the Colston Hall on 7 May

Band members from Portishead and Goldfrapp have joined forces to create a new score for a classic silent film.

Adrian Utley from Portishead, and Will Gregory from Goldfrapp, will write tracks for The Passion Of Joan Of Arc.

In the one-off event - which will be screened at Bristol's Colston Hall on 7 May - the film will be accompanied by a live premiere of the new score.

It is a collaboration between the two musicians, the Colston Hall and the Watershed Media Centre.

Long regarded as "a masterpiece of silent cinema", Carl Theodor Dreyer's classic film chronicles Joan's trial, imprisonment, torture and execution and is told using her own words from trial transcripts discovered in 1924 shortly before her canonisation.

For us to be able to work with these two musicians on a new collaborative piece of work is fantastically exciting...
Graeme Howell, Colston Hall

Charles Hazlewood will conduct an eclectic group of musicians, including Mr Utley and Mr Gregory, six electric guitars, members of the Monteverdi Choir, percussion, horns and keyboards.

Graeme Howell, director of Colston Hall said: "We have previously worked with Will to present his new score for the silent film He Who Gets Slapped and Adrian wrote a new piece for 100 guitars for our new foyer opening celebrations.

"For us to now be able to work with these two musicians on a new collaborative piece of work is fantastically exciting and builds on the work we do year round promoting and commissioning the best musicians and artists in Bristol."

For more information, including ticket prices, check out the Colston Hall website or call the box office on 0117 922 3686.




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