Henry Dagg. Photo: Richard Fleury


Screening: The Extraordinary Mr Henry Dagg

Thu 21-04-22 - Doors at 7:30 pm

Fruitworks Coworking
1-2 Jewry Ln, Canterbury CT1 2NP


Henry Dagg at FR#120

This is the first screening of a rough cut of a new feature-length documentary about Henry Dagg, a musician and creator of new musical instruments who lives in Faversham. His many creations include:

The Sharpsichord: perhaps his best known instrument, a 2.5 -ton programmable automatic harp made from stainless steel, which was used by Bjork on her Biophilia album.

The Catastrophony: an organ of tuned miaowing cats that reduced Prince Charles to tears when Henry played it at Clarence House.

The Rochester Independent College Gate Harp: a 5-ton Stainless Steel Gates & Railings installation incorporating a 6-octave musical instrument.

The Hooty-Scooty: a combination of a hurdy-gurdy and a scooter.

The journalist and filmmaker Richard Fleury has been on a 10-year journey making this extraordinary film featuring Bob Geldof, Stewart Lee, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Jools Holland, Evan Parker, Tony Banks, and many more.

Henry Dagg links:

Henry Dagg performing with Bedford Handbell Ensemble at FR#156:
Bjork, 'Sacrifice', featuring the Sharsichord: 
Henry Dagg playing the Catastrophony at Jools Holland's Hootenanny, 2010 (with
Richard Louis Dray:
Henry Dagg  at Free Range #120:

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