UPDATE 10-2016: “there will be a repress of the LP available for the shows this November, and any remaining copies will be in the official website-shop afterward if some copies remain available at the end of the tour.”
update The LP & CD will be available after the initial tour end – around may/early june– in the official band store at: http://www.tindersticks.co.uk/shop-2/ – There is no need to pay a lot of money on ebay or discogs or else . Neil Fraser will be handling the shipment then in late may/early june again. If you have friends in a city they will play until end of may (see tour shedule thread), try to ask them to buy a copy for you at the venue at the evening of the gigs. Sorry, but you have to wait a bit further then.
Update: As the summer dates start in a few days, keep trying your luck at the merch. stands (if available; on festival gigs there might be no merchandise at all as usual) at the venues on the concert evenings. Obviously the band is so busy touring, that is good news, so the online shop has not got any updated items in the meantime !?!
update 2: The Vinyl LP has obviously sold-out during the long initial tour – Though the CD was still available on selected recent gigs (e.g. Ghent in late July) – No official info of repressings available so far
here’s the cover:
you might notice 2nd chance man missing from the original setlist played in the main part – encores were not included either ! :
keep you beautiful
into the night
boobar come back to me
come feel the sun
a night so still
the otherside of the world
sometimes it hurts
07.November 2016 – Der Felsenkeller, Leipzig, Germany
09.November – Kino Siska, Ljubljana, Slovenia
10.November 2016 – Helmut List Halle, Graz, Austria (cancelled)
11.November 2016 – Posthof, Linz, Austria
13.November 2016 – Konzerthaus, Dortmund, Germany
14.November 2016 – Konzerthaus, Berlin, Germany
*CINE= concerts with the TWR film project screening on/behind the stage, while the band plays the songs live – Follow me will be normally screened from DVD as the band enters the stage. 2nd part of the evening (after a short pause) will be filled with an additional set without film screening in the the background (perhaps the 2nd official version of how he entered can be screened in an encore or replaces the version in the TWR DVD screening in the first part).
Julian Siegel supported the band (along with an additional sax player) on stage through all song sets during the following CINE concert gigs: 2x Berlin (02-2016 & 11-2016), 3x Paris (04-2016), Copenhagen (04-2016), London (04-2016), Bristol & Brighton (05-2016)
Christine Ott will be guest/supporting on the tour from Dijon on 24th February until Zurich on 7th March
Miss Kenichi will be guest/supporting on the tour from Vienna on 9th March until Hamburg on 14th March.
Simon Lenski will be guest in Antwerp on 20th March and in Leuven on 22nd March, 31st October in Namur & 1st November in Hasselt
Slumberland – Jochem Baelus (Echo Beatty) will be guest in Antwerp on the 21st March
Thomas Belhom will be guest/supporting on the tour in Gijon, Barcelona & San Sebastian from 14-16th April & Rennes on 18th April.
The Amor Belhom Duo will be guest/supporting the band on all the october/november dates (without the portugese & Namur, Hasselt and the Rolling Stone Weekender event)
The danish band Vessel will be guest/supporting on the tour from Oslo on 23th April until Aarhus on 27th April (Copenhagen will be a CINE concert event with probably no support act)
Bertrand Belin will be guest/supporting on the tour in Lyon on 24th July
11th October – British Film Institute Southbank, London, UK (Worldwide Film Premiere & conversation with S.A.Staples – no live gig) 11.March 2017 – Le Lieu Unique – National Center for Contemporary Arts, Nantes, France 12.March 2017 – Le Lieu Unique – National Center for Contemporary Arts, Nantes, France
more dates currently in planning (mostly Art Gallery / Cinematic Events)
” Minute bodies: The intimate world of F. Percy Smith
Official selection at London Film Festival.
Premiere at 9pm, 11th October 2016, NFT 1, plus Q&A with Stuart and co-editor David Reeve.
Finally, after three years in the making, Minute Bodies is ready for others to see and hear.
Directed by Stuart and co-edited with David Reeve, it has a musical score by tindersticks with Thomas Belhom and Christine Ott. The music also benefits from great cameo performances from David Coulter (musical saw & nose flute) and Julian Siegel (saxophone)
The LFF describes the film…
‘This meditative, immersive film is a tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker F. Percy Smith.
Smith worked in the early years of the 20th century, developing various cinematographic and micro-photographic techniques to capture nature’s secrets in action.
Minute Bodies is an interpretative edit that combines Smith’s original footage with a new contemporary score to create a hypnotic, alien yet familiar dreamscape that connects us to the sense of wonder Smith must have felt as he peered through his own lenses and seen these micro-worlds for the first time.’
In 2017 there will be a small selection of special live cine-events, the first to be announced is Le Lieu Unique in Nantes on Saturday the 11th, and Sunday the 12th of March. Minute bodies will feature as one of two sets for the evening…the other set being a special collection of tindersticks songs and music.”
Stuart A. Staples wrote & directed a special film & has done a soundtrack with selected musicians, incl. David Boulter, Thomas Belhom & Christine Ott et al. for this film project “Minute Bodies” *.
“We are pleased to announce that 12 exciting new projects have been selected to take part in this year’s edition of Build Your Audience (BYA), our innovative film distribution and marketing training scheme.
“Forthcoming projects include Minute Bodies – a co-production with Lucky Dog featuring the world of Percy Smith with a new score by Tindersticks.”
Update: The Film will be premiered at the UK London Film Festival on 11th October 2016 at The BFI Southbank
Tickets & Info here: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=minutebodiestheintimateworldoffpercysmith&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=
Tuesday 11 October 2016 21:00
BFI Southbank, NFT1
Stuart A Staples will be in conversation following this screening.
“Dir Stuart A Staples Prod David Reeve, Stuart A Staples UK 2016 55min UK Distribution BFI
A new collaboration between Tindersticks’ Stuart A Staples and filmmaker David Reeve, this meditative, immersive film is a tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker Frank Percy Smith. Working in the early years of the 20th century, Smith developed various cinematographic and micro-photographic techniques to capture nature in action. Employed in a number of public roles, including the Royal Navy and British Instructional Films, Smith was prolific and driven. He often directed several films simultaneously, determined to capture nature’s hidden terrains. Minute Bodies is an interpretative film that combines Smith’s work with Staples’ contemporary music score to create a hypnotic dreamscape of a world that is both familiar and alien, connecting us to the sense of wonder Smith must have felt as he peered through his lenses to observe these micro-worlds for the very first time.”
The first 2 live Cinema/Movie Concerts for a new project of Stuart A. Staples & David Boulter and other artists have been announced for Nantes (F):
11th October 2016 – BFI Southbank, London, U.K. (World Premiere of the “Minute Bodies” Film & Stuart A. Staples in conversation after the screening – no concert)
11th March 2017 – Le Lieu Unique – National Center for Contemporary Arts, Nantes, France
12th March 2017 – Le Lieu Unique – National Center for Contemporary Arts, Nantes, France
Stuart Staples, singer and songwriter for the English group Tindersticks, took an interest in the films of Frank Percy Smith, naturalist, documentarian, and pioneer of several macrophotography techniques in the early 20th century. He offers us a concert with a film made from Smith’s images, and a soundtrack matching both the documentary and abstract motifs. A new, exciting project for the Tindersticks.”
other potential concert locations might be Paris, London et al.
from the interview – S.A.Staples (babelfished version from french original) :
“… I worked for several years on this project, based on the film archives. It is an exploration, often a reinvention of the work of Frank Percy Smith, English director who was, in the 1920s and 1930s, pioneered techniques like time-lapse (effect of ultra- accelerated made frame) or microcinematography. For the first time, he revealed the hidden secrets of nature. I first saw The Acrobatic Fly , his most famous film, then I wanted to know more about his work. And the more I saw his films, more ideas come to me, the music seemed to spring. The title Minute Bodies , I borrowed the scientific treatise Micrographia Robert Hooke, a contemporary of Isaac Newton, who reproduced and released the first images seen through a microscope in 1665.
What musicians involved in this project? The core is constituted of Thomas Belhom , Christine Ott, multi-instrumentalist David Boulter and myself. It all started during a recording session with them. Thomas and Christine are very special musicians, each unique. I really wanted them to be involved from the start. As for David, he brought enormously to the project. Since then, our journey led us to invite other musicians to join us in this world. It’s a very different approach from an album of Tindersticks. The images are both very strong and musically malleable. There are no rules, sometimes no indication of measurement … We could just destroy us.”
Official website news:
not announced officially yet. Also unknown if the project runs under the “tindersticks” name – though initial indications (Movie Concerts page in Nantes & other webbits) indicate that it might be so – more infos: t.b.a
“Montage-son, mixage, étalonnage, conformation aux normes, master et copies de projections DCP, master et copies vidéos…
À cela il faut rajouter la musique que compose actuellement Stuart Staples du groupe anglais Tindersticks, connu notamment pour avoir composé la plupart des musiques de films de Claire Denis. Ils sont en tournée mondiale depuis le début de l’année 2016.”
“To this we must add the music is currently composed by Stuart Staples of the British group Tindersticks, known for having composed most of the music for films by Claire Denis.”