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Henry Dagg. Photo: Richard Fleury

FR#230 Screening: The Extraordinary Mr Henry Dagg

21-04-2022 - Doors at 7:30 pm

Free entry - donations welcome

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

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: youtube.com/watch?v=q-D_hdGbAKM
Bjork, 'Sacrifice', featuring the Sharsichord:  youtube.com/watch?v=fjw3pt03CuA 
Henry Dagg playing the Catastrophony at Jools Holland's Hootenanny, 2010 (with
Richard Louis Dray:  youtube.com/watch?v=cHfBQCJaJoI
Henry Dagg  at Free Range #120: soundcloud.com/free-range/fr-120-henry-dagg-full-set-2016-02-11

 

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

 

 

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