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The Self Isolation Songbook short film documents musician Art Terry recording a song a day during the 2020 lockdown. Screening, plus live grand piano performance.
On 26 March 2020, the UK went into lockdown due to Covid-19. The next evening, in the sudden stillness, musician Art Terry played a song on his guitar. Lying on the sitting room floor, his partner Helena Smith idly filmed Art and sang along. Equally idly, she suggested that he should record a song a day for the then unknown period of lockdown, and that she should make an accompanying video each day.
For the next 52 days, Art recorded a song each day. On day 8 he began to feel feverish, and on day 9 he was hit by coronavirus, singing through sweats and chills.
Recovering but still weak, on day 15 Art recorded We’re Gonna Make It, in gratitude to neighbours who were helping out with shopping. This was a touchpaper for The Self Isolation Songbook, when its visual language changed. Instead of a hastily tidied apartment being the backdrop, Helena and Art began to use abstraction and surreal elements.
The Self Isolation Songbook isn’t a polished work – some days the endeavour came close to collapse – but it stays true to its intention, to harness philosophy, anxiety, playfulness, nostalgia and hope to reflect the times we are in. This short film showcases a selection of 17 videos from the 52 days of creativity.
‘Los Angeles born Art Terry simply tells it as it is, a folksy counsellor who comes on with style. Terry is a precious beam of light in a confusing world.’ The Wire
Self Isolation Songbook trailer from Art Terry on Vimeo.
Fri 29 Oct
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Canadian art-rock three-piece from Calgary, currently based in Montréal.
Wed 27 Oct
The 20 Minute Club presents a very special solo performance from French musician and founding member of Stereolab, Laetitia Sadier.
**Please note that performances may be subject to cancellation/rescheduling under Scottish Government COVID restrictions, and venue requirements for ensuring the safety of customers and staff.
Tue 26 Oct
CCA is a direct descendant of the Third Eye Centre, Glasgow's avant-garde headquarters in the 70s and 80s. CCA commissions and presents new work by Scottish artists, as well as showing work by major international figures. A broad attitude to programming means that you'll also find dance performances, concerts, kids' acting workshops and a general emphasis on openness and inclusivity. Saramago café bar offers beers, wines, snacks and light meals.
Note: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, CCA is closed to the public from Wed 18 March–at least Sun 18 April.
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