16 January 2018
Based on the popularity of the event during the festival, we’re pleased to be able to bring you a reprise of Aleks Kolkowski’s Record Your Own Voice workshop, this time at Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne, on 4th March.
This workshop, inspired by the gramophone record at the heart of the Brighton Rock story, offers you a chance to record your own voice straight onto disc using an authentic 1950s record-cutting machine. Specially designed for recording your own voice, the machine enables you to make a 45rpm 2-minute ‘voice letter’ or audio message. Perform poetry, sing a song or tell a story, play an instrument, record a marriage proposal or a message to yourself – whatever you like!
Aleks Kolkowski is a composer, violinist, sound artist and researcher born and based in London. In a career spanning more than 30 years as a professional musician, he has appeared at major festivals worldwide and recorded for numerous record labels with various ensembles, bands and as a solo performer.
Small groups or families are welcome to cut one disc between them. Booking is essential.
Click here to book your place.
To round things off, we’ll also be screening the iconic film itself. Simmering with violence, Brighton Rock concerns itself not with cheery holiday makers but the sinister underbelly of the seaside town between the wars. One of the greatest British films ever made, the film is based on the Grahame Greene novel, and co-written by the author himself with playwright Terence Rattigan. After murdering an ex-member, teenage gang leader Pinkie Brown (Richard Attenborough in arguably his finest performance) realises his alibi is compromised by Rose (Carol Marsh), a young waitress in a local tearoom.