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An Improvised Life plus Q&A with Ron Geesin

An Improvised Life plus Q&A with Ron Geesin

classified 12A

Filmic 2016


Please note: This was screened in May 2016

Tom McInnes
60 mins, 2015, UK

Part of Filmic 2016

An Improvised Life profiles the idiosyncratic musician, film composer, and sound sculptor Ron Geesin. Although best known for his profound orchestral collaboration with Pink Floyd on their first No. 1 album Atom Heart Mother, Geesin has had a multi-layered career as a musician, composer, performer, humorist, writer and collector. Geesin has a reputation for creating some of the most original, avant-garde music of the 20th century. He produced music using unusual instruments for the soundtracks of many films, including Sunday Bloody Sunday (screening at 16:00) and the 1970 soundtrack for Music From the Body, with Pink Floyd. This intriguing profile of his unique vision and “indescribable” life features warm contributions from Pete Townsend, Peter Gabriel, David Gilmour, Robert Wyatt, and Bridget St. John.

The film will be introduced by director Tom McInnes and followed by a Q&A with Ron Geesin and the director.

Followed by a screening of Sunday Bloody Sunday at 16:00.

Part of Filmic 2016.