King of Ghosts & Around India with a Movie Camera
Thu 14 Mar - Wed 8 May 2019
Immerse yourself in an atmospheric Indian soundscape as sarod star Soumik Datta and City of London Sinfonia perform a double bill of music for Indian film in Basingstoke, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Birmingham and Brighton.
Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray’s cult film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne will be projected on a large screen with a reimagined live cinematic score (King of Ghosts) that features the haunting sounds of Soumik's sarod (19-stringed fretless lute), Cormac Byrne’s Irish folk rhythms and City of London Sinfonia.
In the first half of this double bill, Around India with a Movie Camera presents some of the earliest surviving footage from India, as well as enchanting travelogues, intimate home movies and newsreels from British, French and Indian filmmakers, drawn exclusively from the BFI National Archive’s early film collection.