Micachu at Watershed for Under the Skin opening night
We are thrilled to welcome the very talented musician and composer Mica Levi of Micachu & The Shapes to Watershed on Fri 14 March as part of Filmic '14. She will be here for the opening of Under the Skin - the new Jonathan Glazer film that she wrote the eerie score for.
After a post-screening Q&A Mica will perform a DJ set in the Café/Bar – this promises to be an unusual, out of this world evening of uniquely experimental music. 27-year-old Mica not only composed the score - she also recorded the otherwordly soundtrack for this stunning British thriller, in which Scarlett Johansson plays an alien seductress.
On first hearing Mica’s music director Jonathan Glazer said, "I thought this girl was unbelievable." She was the perfect choice to compose the music for Under the Skin, part road movie, part science fiction, part real, it's an unsettling story of an alien in human form, based on Michael Faber's acclaimed novel.
Who is Mica Levi? Best known as the frontwoman of alt-pop outfit Micachu & the Shapes, she is a classically trained singer, songwriter, composer, and producer. Mica, or Micachu, has quickly set out her stall as one of the most original, challenging and unique new artists in the country: alongside the universally acclaimed debut 'Jewellery', Micachu has received commissions from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and toured with Deerhunter, Arcade Fire and Spoon. Micachu remixes for artists including The XX, Metronomy and Roots Manuva.
Watershed Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove says:
"Mica Levi, known by her stage name Micachu, is one of the most exciting names in a new generation of musicians experimenting with music and technology. She has just created an extraordinary dynamic score for Jonathan Glazer's new thriller and I'm very excited to be welcoming her to Watershed."
Both visually and aurally audacious (the score is a supernatural triumph), Under the Skin is a daring, radical film that is quite simply out of this world. Mark Cosgrove calls it “the best British film I’ve seen since Nic Roeg was in his prime” - see it for yourself and make up your own mind.