new tindersticks film & music project “Minute Bodies” in 2017

The Strangler/Percy’S Dream Video (Promo):
http://www.nowness.com/iframe?id=5440959470001


Update – 4: The first few copies of the LP/DVD edition were sold at the Cirque Royal concert on 14th May, though with a misprinted artwork booklet – For the regular release the artwork booklet will be reprinted in the correct way.

the BFI 2 disc Bluray/DVD release will come with “Special Features
Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
A selection of films encapsulating the genius and art of F Percy Smith

Illustrated booklet with full film credits and essays by Bryony Dixon, Tim Boon, and Stuart A Staples

… and some more technical details:

“UK | 2016 | black and white | 53 + 64 minutes | silent with music | original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | cert U (No material likely to offend or harm) | BD50: 1080p, 24fps, PCM 2.0 stereo audio (48kHz/24-bit), region free| DVD9: PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo audio (320kbps), region 0”

(source amazon.co.uk description)

Update-3: Minute Bodies: The intimate world of F. Percy Smith will be released on 9 June 2017 as a limited edition of each 3000 copies on LP+DVD and CD+DVD. You can pre-order it already via Bandcamp, here:https://tindersticks.bandcamp.com/

Additionally there will be a combined Bluray/DVD edition from the BFI available at 12th june 2017. Preorder here at: http://shop.bfi.org.uk/pre-order-minute-bodies-the-intimate-world-of-f-percy-smith.html

source: screenshot official website tindersticks.co.uk
source: Physical Design – from the Bandcamp page of tindersticks.bandcamp.com

Tracklisting:

1.
 Percy’s Theme
2.
Gathering Moss
3.
Magic Myxies
4.
Peas and Ques
5.
Tiny Honey Gatherers
6.
World In a Wine Glass
7.
Fireworks
8.
The Strangler
9.
Percy’s Dream
10.
Brewsters Magic
11.
Reverse Frog
12.
Life Cycle of a Newt
13.
Reproduction Montage
14.
Scarlet Runner
15.
Percy’s Dream (Reprise)

Update-2: Official MB Website is here: https://www.minutebodies.com/

Update-1: “Minute Bodies” is officially announced with more details & trailer on http://www.tindersticks.co.uk/tomorrows/

 

mb-trailer

 

from the official statement:

” 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.”

 

The trailer:

 

 

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.
 
Minute Bodies
Writer-Director: Stuart A. Staples
Writer-Producer: David Reeve “
 
“Forthcoming projects include Minute Bodiesa 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
Sonic
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

Tickets on sale from 14.06.2016, here: http://www.fnacspectacles.com/place-spectacle/manifestation/Pop-rock-Folk-TINDERSTICKS-2CYP1.htm#/manifestation/bientot_reservable

from the official  Le Lieu Unique programme booklet: https://issuu.com/lieuunique/docs/prog16_17-eng :

“Tindersticks Minute Bodies

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.

 

see details here:

http://www.lelieuunique.com/site/2017/03/11/tindersticks/

minute bodies

source: website screenshot  

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

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* Minute Bodies

Minute Bodies / Micrographia – R. Hooke  – Wikipedia Article  – Photo  “Title Page fo Micrographia” – CC license: public domain

Project Gutenberg:  http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15491/15491-h/15491-h.htm

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Second Chance Man Video is Muvi Award Winner at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

The Video “Second Chance Man” of The Waiting Room Album has been awarded the winning prize at the Muvi Award at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

https://www.kurzfilmtage.de/en/festival/sections/muvi-award/muvi-award-winner/

 

from the award notification:

1st Prize endowed with 2.000 Euro

 Second Chance Man (Tindersticks)

Christoph Girardet

Germany / France 2016, 4’20”

 Statement:

An un-nostalgic use of found footage, this film does not employ overused imagery yet still manages to be iconic. The video is subtle, beautiful and sympathetic to the song that it accompanies. This is a film that quietly demands repeat viewings – on our second watch we knew that Second Chance Man, which gives a second life to archive footage, heartily deserves first prize in this competition.”

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MINUTE BODIES 2017 Live Concert Dates

UPDATE: Minute Bodies: The intimate world of F. Percy Smith will be released on 9 June 2017 as a limited edition of each 3000 copies on LP+DVD and CD+DVD.  You can pre-order it already via Bandcamp :  https://tindersticks.bandcamp.com/

Additionally there will be also a combined Bluray/DVD edition, released by the BFI at: http://shop.bfi.org.uk/pre-order-minute-bodies-the-intimate-world-of-f-percy-smith.html

The official “Minute Bodies” website is online now, go here: https://www.minutebodies.com/

Minute Bodies”  new 2017 film&music project – see also more infos (tracklistings, etc), here at the collected infopage at tinderbits : http://tinderbits.tindersticks.de/archives/1382

Minute Bodies – 2017 Live Gigs:

  • 11th October 2016 – British Film Institute Southbank, London, UK (Worldwide Film Premiere & conversation with S.A.Staples – no live gig)
  • 9th February 2017 – Musée d’Art Roger Quilliot, Clermont–Ferrand, France (live premiere of MB)
  • 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
  • 19th March 2017 – Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark  (two shows at 16:00 and 20:00)

2017 Festivals – MB Special Nights:

  • 6th April 2017 – Rotterdam Stadschouwburg, The Netherlands
  • 14th May 2017 – Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
  • 17th June 2017 – Barbican, London, U.K.
  • 29th June 2017 – Centre Pompidou-Metz in Metz, France (free admission show at 22:30)
  • 2nd July – Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, France (two shows at 16:30 and 20:30)
  • 16th August 2017, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany

“There will also be screenings of Minute bodies at film festivals starting in the new year, beginning in January with Gotenborg, then Dublin and Rotterdam”

Please note, there will be also regular, non cine-concerts this year, including:

  •  30th June 2017 – St. Jan Church, Oostende, Belgium
‘Minute bodies’ will also be an installation at the Pompidou centre, Metz, as part of the much anticipated exhibition ‘Jardin Infini’ curated by Emma Lavigne 18.3 – 28.8.2017
 
http://www.centrepompidou-metz.fr/en/node/41760

here are some more Film Screenings :

source: website screenshot tindersticks.co.uk

Supporting Artists:

  • Thomas Belhom & Andy Nice will be both supporting during the Minute Bodies set and also through the 2nd set of classic songs/music.
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Bright Sunshine In – “Un beau soleil Interieur” / O.S.T. by Stuart A. Staples

In Cannes the new film of Claire Denis premiered.

The music/soundtrack was created by Stuart A. Staples.

an interview with Julliet Binoche & Claire Denis on the film:

here on the film:
http://next.liberation.fr/cinema/2017/05/18/claire-denis-la-mise-amour_1570499

Claire Denis is faithful. To his actors for example – Alex Descas in Un beau soleil interior – to his technicians, to the music of Stuart Staples, who is still accompanying this new film.”

another article:

http://next.liberation.fr/cinema/2017/05/21/stuart-a-staples-bande-puissante_1571238

“The 51-year-old musician is also the author of a jazz that colors the filmUn beau soleil intérieur, by Claire Denis (see Libération de Jeudi ). This is the seventh soundtrack he signed for the filmmaker.”

more details on the film:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6423776/?ref_=ttexst_exst_tt
and from http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/no-farewells-sans-adieu-review-1005500 on the other OST Stuart Staples is doing in 2017:

“The film also benefits from the music of Stuart A. Staples, the frontman of British band Tindersticks who wrote the soundtracks for Claire Denis’ recent films, including her latest Cannes entry Bright Sunshine In.”

 

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“Sans Adieu” Documentary / O.S.T.

The Film premiered in Cannes Film Festival this week;  here’s a review:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/no-farewells-sans-adieu-review-1005500

“The film also benefits from the music of Stuart A. Staples, the frontman of British band Tindersticks who wrote the soundtracks for Claire Denis’ recent films, including her latest Cannes entry Bright Sunshine In.”

another article:

http://next.liberation.fr/cinema/2017/05/21/stuart-a-staples-bande-puissante_1571238

” He signed the music of Sans adieu (see page IV), a documentary by Christophe Agou presented at the Acid. The two men were friends, the filmmaker died a few months after finishing his film on Auvergne breeders. “It would have been redundant to describe the characters, already strong and hard. The music of Sans adieu is a suspended arch, a sound deconstructed from one end of the film to the other. I created rest with my own characters: a harmonium, an electric guitar and an electric piano. “ ”  (translated from french original version in the article)

 

Production Company: Les Enragés
Director-cinematographer: Christophe Agou
Producers: Aurélie Bordier and Pierre Vinour
Editor: Virgine Danglades
Music: Stuart A. Staples
Venue: Cannes Film Festival (ACID)
Sales: Les Enragés

In French
99 minutes
Stuart Staples will be composing the O.S.T. on the forthcoming (if realized) Christophe Agou documentary “Sans Adieu” – here’s the project crowdfunding/project page in french:

http://www.touscoprod.com/fr/project/produce?cleanname=sansadieu#.V9KaJNyhpqI.facebook

“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.”

 

sans-adieu-project-team

source: Website screenshot

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official tindersticks website forum is down due to technical reasons

UPDATE: The forum is back & running at the new destination (some still existing problems are to be solved soon) – check out here:  http://www.tindersticks.co.uk/forums/

 

the fan/member forum aka phorum (in the old days) or “member area” on the official website http://www.tindersticks.co.uk/forum/ is down due to technical reasons since some weeks. If you enter the website on the main-page, the forum web-subsite is not visible anymore in the menu too.

source: screenshot of official website tindersticks.co.uk

update: but nothing is lost – entries & login-data has been backed-up, expect the forum to reopen soon again :)

source: screenshot of official website tindersticks.co.uk

Other places for fan interaction/discussion on tindersticks topics in the meantime includes these options:

and the unofficial, fan-based tinderbootlegs live music discussion group on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/tinderbootlegs

source: screenshot on facebook group tinderbootlegs

from the group description:

*** tindersticks - live music / audio-video bootlegs discussion group ***

This is a private, non-public and non-profite discussion group which deals with all aspects of the live beauty of the music of the band "tindersticks" 

Feel free to:
* Post links of audio/video bootleg content/-links 
* Post or participate on tinderbootlegs trading trees 
* Post your own live bootleg pictures or links 
* Post your own recorded video bootlegs or links
* Discuss tindersticks live gigs, setlists or concert reviews
* Discuss official tindersticks releases (Vinyl, CD, Cassettes, Books, Soundtracks/Films, Promos or other merchandise items)

* Discuss even tindersticks OFF-topic things (as far as it is somewhere related or of interest for the majority of the members of this group)

DO NOT post SPAM Postings (esp. non music related (tinder app or similar) & spamming-members will be deleted in any case here - zero tolerance policy applies here.

IMPORTANT - a strict door policy applies here - If you have NO interests in music at all or don't "like" tindersticks(official) or other related bands/musicians or you favor special dating apps & groups, the chances are really high that YOU WON'T BE LET IN - sorry !

Keep in mind that you do all things here on "tinderbootlegs" on a non-profit basis & please support the band through buying their official records, books and/or other merchandise and last but not least: visit their live shows !!!

Enjoy the live beauty of tindersticks & 
have a nice time here around too :)
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Interview with Stuart about the recording process of TWR & older studio settings

The american music magazine “On Tape” has an excellent multi-page interview out (Issue 117 Jan/Feb. 2017) with Stuart Staples about his recording studios in the past & about the recording process of the current 2016 album “The Waiting Room” and other recording stories.

Some nice photos of the Studio atmosphere made by Neil Fraser & included in the article.

You can read it for free here:  http://tapeop.com/interviews/117/stuart-staples/   or the take a look at the full magazine issue here: http://tapeop.com/issues/117/

 

source: screenshot of the article preview on http://tapeop.com/issues/117/  website
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